QUESTION: Dr. Luther there are scholars who say we don’t find the word “alone” in Rom.3:28 but he inserted it. How do you respond to that?
Dr. Luther: If a Scholar annoys you with the word (‘alone’), tell him straightway, Dr. Martin Luther will have it so: Scholars and ass are one and the same thing . Whoever will not have my translation, let him give it the go-by: the devil’s thanks to him who censures it without my will and knowledge. Luther will have it so, and he is a doctor above all the doctors in the academia.
(Amic. Discussion, 1, 127,’The Facts About Luther,’ O’Hare, TAN Books, 1987, p. 201.) ( ONLY : a scholar, Scholars and Academia are my insertions.)