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Soul man

Lessons To Be Learned From Martin Luther

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Lessons To Be Learned From Martin Luther

 

 

All attempts to repay God for Christ as our life, though ever so sincere, serve only to frustrate the believer in his growth and, moreover, lower the loving kindness of God to the level of barter and trade made as an aspect of repayment of debt to God.

 

Hardly any great ministry of this day is free from this tactic that says God will bless you and you will have a fuller life if you do this or that, especially if money is the prerequisite. Martin Luther was very clear, when the Reformation Church was brought about, to say that man is saved by faith alone and justified by God alone.

 

In his day, indulgences made by the people had become the form of salvation. Indulgences were, operations of the church whereby giving or doing something would earn you blessings from God.

We have come full circle, and the religion of law has brought us back to indulgences once again.

Believers will give and serve because they know Christ is the giver and the server in them.

 

To serve in order to receive carnal blessings or favor with God is to deny Christ within, and as Paul said, is to recrucify the Son of God. We will always faithfully serve Him out of love but never try to repay Him.

Service is the Christian's means of expressing his love and devotion to God, even as God has expressed His love to those whom He has birthed by placing Christ in them.

 

It, therefore becomes necessary that those who have received Christ as their life be protective over the purity of their motives in service, always knowing that it is not they who are serving at all, but He, always aware that they have no ministry of their own but that He is their life and it is His ministry.

 

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Dutch

One thing modern preachers could learn from Luther is how to preach Christ and Him crucified. Christ was at the center of all Luther's preaching and theology.

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We could learn the truth of The Theology of the Cross as opposed to the The Theology of Glory. Surprised not more responses to this thread considering the profound impact and influence Luther has had on the church.

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We could learn the truth of The Theology of the Cross as opposed to the The Theology of Glory. Surprised not more responses to this thread considering the profound impact and influence Luther has had on the church.

 

I'm not for sure many in here know about Luther, with mostly the younger generation being the net savvy one's.

In the mega churchs I'm not real sure what they teach I have only been to a couple. Seems we have come full circle based on what I see in different media outlets.

I may be stepping out of turn and speak in general terms, but it seems the church has become more educated and less spiritual.

I have always held to the fact "where brilliance ends, revelation begins."

Thank you both for your comments.

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Yes that has been a problem in certain circles,but historically it has been possible to be both educated and spiritual Luther for one Jonathan Edwards George Whitefield Ryle etc.There isn't a natural disconnect between the two.Perhaps to some degree there may be today but not historically. The Apostle Paul was a very well educated man and we know that he was very spiritual also.

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Ultimately we need to learn at the feet of the Master and pray for the guidance of His Holy Spirit, while using the tools given for our help and benefit.

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