I happened upon this quote at JollyBlogger, who referenced Justin Taylor’s blog, who in turn thanks Desiring God’s Bill Walsh, who was quoting from James Galvin’s book “Faith Alone.” Ah, the hyperactive hyperlink.
But it’s from Martin Luther, and it’s good medicine for me:
People don’t earn God’s approval or receive life and salvation because of anything they’ve done. Rather, the only reason they receive life and salvation is because of God’s kindness through Christ. There is no other way.
Many Christians are tired of hearing this teaching over and over. They think that they learned it all long ago. However, they barely understand how important it really is. If it continues to be taught as truth, the Christian church will remain united and pure