Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

“I have taken in hand, in the name of the Lord, yet once again to expound this epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians; not because I desire to teach new things, or such as ye have not known before, since that, by the grace of Christ, Paul is now thoroughly known unto you, but for that we have to fear lest satan take from us this doctrine of faith, and bring into the Church again the doctrine of works and men’s traditions. Wherefore it is very necessary that this doctrine be kept in continual practice and public exercise, both of hearing and reading.

And although it be never so well known, yet the devil, who rageth continually, seeking to devour us, is not dead. Likewise our flesh and old man is yet alive. Besides this, all kinds of temptations do vex and oppress us on every side; so that this doctrine can never be taught, urged, and repeated enough. If this doctrine be lost, then is also the doctrine of truth, life and salvation, also lost and gone. If this doctrine flourish, then all good things flourish; religion, the true service of God, the glory of God, the right knowledge of all things which are necessary for a Christian man to know,”

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians, p. xi

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One Response to Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

  1. Eric says:

    The devil had been having a field day with me of late, working through my tendency toward mania to destroy me and others around me through deluded thoughts and wicked actions. When the mania left me, I was left with guilt and shame and a lot less cash.

    It is only upon meditation upon doctrines like justification, imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the adoption of sons that I was able to put an end to my guilty feelings and thoughts, and to walk in newness of life.

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