In this next section of The Freedom of a Christian, Luther unpacks his assertion that faith alone justifies the sinner before God.
Christ’s death paid the price for your sins so that even though you “patiently await” physical death, you wait with the hope of the resurrection.
Everywhere we turn these days, we see Luther’s face and hear Luther’s story. But Luther didn’t act alone. He couldn’t have.
If you haven’t yet had a laugh while reading Luther, you may be doing it wrong.
The article upon which the Church stands or falls is the doctrine of justification. It is the chief article of Christian doctrine.
As we await the advent of Christ, we need the same consolations for our times
The early Lutherans were also diligent to keep the traditional practices and ceremonies of the church, as long as these did not conflict with the Gospel of grace.