02 October 2012

He Only Saves Real Sinners

In 1521 Martin Luther wrote a letter to his scrupulous friend, Philip Melanchthon. At one point Luther said:
God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners.
Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong; but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin . . . the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world.
No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day. Do you think such an exalted Lamb paid merely a small price with a meager sacrifice for our sins?

1 comment:

Charles A said...

This is about as crazy as it gets, kill someone do what ever you want sin sin and sin some more and just believe in God and all is well.

What God, he she or it must always be on break when bad things happen to good people, but gets all the credit when it turns out good.