Walter Hinteler wrote:
I suppose, your knowledge of the Reichstag in Speyer
is better than the original sources.
And you can read Luther's German better than I can.
Are you done stroking yourself?
My professors were German too who commissioned me as a biblical scholar and taught me this.
Protestants are protestors and nothing more huh?
1350–1400; (noun) Middle English < Middle French ( French protêt ), derivative of protester to protest < Latin prōtestārī to declare publicly, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + testārī to testify, derivative of testis a witness; (v.) late Middle English protesten < Middle French protester
The word we are having an argument about is the word "testis"... no it does not mean testicles.
I have known of the word "testis" for almost 20 years. I was taught about that word in the summer of 1982.
It means "witness".
Now what does witness have to do with people protesting? None of this makes sense to the common observer. Who or what is their witness, as God is my witness... or, sworn on a stack of Bibles? The general consensus on this subject seems anemic at best.
Again it is the difference between someone who has popularism versus real study.
The witness is the "testament".
1 John 5:9 KJV
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
Comment: And where is this witness of God found? Well THAT is the debate of this discussion.
They profess themselves to be wise but are fools.