Mondays with Marty

In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther explains what the Law accomplishes:

1167. The Law [Ten Commandments] is no help in seeking redemption. When it is correctly understood, it brings about doubt, when it is not correctly understood, it produces heretics. When the Gospel is misunderstood, it brings about overly secure people, when correctly understood, pious people. The only purpose of the Law is to establish limits, to keep people upon Christ’s path. Externally, it has the same effect as any other political law (p. 323).

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