luther, pope, reformation, sacraments, sola fide
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Some years ago a writer in the Concordia Theological Monthly (I, 571-581) pointed out that the dynamic of Luther’s Reformation was his clear and powerful preaching of justification by faith alone. By his own experience Luther, by the grace of God, had recognized that the solo fide alone can give positive assurance to the sinner of God's pardon and his own eternal salvation; what he had found he taught and preached to others who were seeking certainty for the eternity beyond the grave and failed to find it in the work-righteousness of the papal teaching; and so Luther became the Reformer of the Church. To this day the sola fide is the distinguished mark of the Church of the Reformation.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"The Blast that Wrecked the Pope's Power,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 7, Article 83.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol7/iss1/83