RE: Luther argued for using Scripture as the sole grounds for theological argument, denouncing both Tradition and Reason as extraneous and dangerous.
Let’s be clear, Luther was not against tradition or reason.
Luther was always for JUDGING tradition and reason in the light of what is written in scripture.
"Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has, it never comes to the aid of spiritual things" - Martin Luther
That sounds like "against" to me.
Luther was always for JUDGING tradition and reason in the light of what is written in scripture
There's the hole in the argument. As long as you are doing the private judging of what Scripture actually says, then the "Scriptural" judging of tradition and reason is really a private judging of Scripture, tradition, and reason all together - Matthew Vines style.
In reality, Vines is fighting against an objective moral reality that exists outside of his private judgment or my private judgment, and which either of our judgments is powerless to change or deny.