Friday, May 31, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Luther

See, if that is the way faith were preached, men would be justified and all the rest: a pure heart and good conscience through genuine, perfect love, would follow. For the man who through faith is sure in his heart that he has a gracious God, who is not angry with him, though he deserves wrath, that man goes out and does everything joyfully.

Martin Luther, 1483-1546, Sermons 1, On the Sum of the Christian Life, 1532, (Luther's Works, Volume 51, translated by John W. Doberstein, Muhlenberg Press, 1959, p.283)

Is this the result of understanding God's grace? How can we make it more a part of our lives?

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