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A Great Read!,
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This review is from: The Bondage of The Will (Kindle Edition)
You read this and you realise that 99% of modern evangelicals and reformed churches don't do Luther but rather preach a theology of glory, which forces Christians to be exceedingly pious or artificially happy. It's like one is never free to act as a normal flawed human being, but has to constantly strive to be holy standing in their own power. Luther, on the other hand, draws our attention to the Cross as the complete work of Christ for everyone who believes in him. It's done. It's by grace that we have been saved, through faith -- and this is all about God's work, not from ourselves or any personal merit. God doesn't take into account merits or demerits in order to do his work through us. We are not God"s helpers in a sense that he needs us to accomplish anything, but we are to help our neighbours and to serve God in any capacity we are called to serve.
"You read this and you realise that 99% of modern evangelicals think like the great catholic scholar, Erasmus, and squirm when reading Luther."
This book is definitely a must read for anyone who wants to make sense and survive the chaos scenario in modern churches.