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Luther quote in “Why I am a Lutheran” by Daniel Preus

May 22, 2008

This is how we must magnify the doctrine of Christian righteousness in opposition to the righteousness of the Law and of works….If the sings of the entire world are on that one man, Jesus Christ, then they are not on the world. Again, if on Him, then they are still on the world. Again, if Christ Himself is made guilty of all the sins that we have committed, then we are absolved from all sins, not through ourselves or through our own works or merits but through Him. But if He is innocent and does not carry our sins, then we carry them and shall die and be damned in them. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.” (1 Cor. 15:57).

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2 Comments
  1. JBrandt permalink

    This is one of the most accessible books that everyone needs to read.

  2. NBeethe permalink

    I agree completely! Two others I would suggest are “The Hammer of God” by Bo Giertz and “The Fire and the Staff” by Klemet Preus.

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