Friday, May 25, 2012

Luther's Faith

"Faith is the yes of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one's life. On what does faith rest? On Christ, born of a woman, made under the Law, who died, etc., as the children pray. To this confession I say yes with the full confidence of my heart. Christ came for my sake, in order to free me from the Law, not only from the guilt of sin but also from the power of the Law. If you are able to say yes to this, you have what is called faith; and this faith does everything... but this faith does not grow by our own powers. On the contrary, the Holy Spirit is present and writes it in the heart."- Martin Luther

1 comment:

Martin Yee said...

Thanks James. Really beautiful quote.