From his lectures on Romans (circa 1515): 'God does not want to redeem us through our own, but through external, righteousness and wisdom; not through one that comes from us and grows in us, but through one that comes to us from the outside; not through one that originates here on earth, but through one … Continue reading Luther on External Righteousness
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17 ESV) See Luther Quote #5 for the explanation.
An excerpt of a letter Luther wrote to George Spenlein, a fellow Augustinian Friar, on April 8 1516 - 18 months before posting his Ninety-five Theses: 'Now I should like to know whether your soul, tired of its own righteousness, is learning to be revived by and to trust in the righteousness of Christ. For … Continue reading Luther Quote #3