Friday, January 11, 2013

Luther and The Law

Luther discusses human service by saying that the law is valuable but in a deep sense unnecessary. What did he mean? He meant that when faith is real, there will bubble up out of the Christian heart a spontaneous response to God. We will love to do what God does. We will desire what God desires. We will be drawn not by threats but by love to live the Christian life. In that sense, then, the law is unnecessary for the Chrstian. The law is unnecessary because the law demands, the law threatens, but Christians do not need demands. Christians do not need threats. They live for God by faith.
- "Insights intoLuther, Calvin and the Confessions" By: W. Robert Godfrey

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