Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Doing Your Best Isn't Good Enough

That's why you need the grace that comes from God through Jesus. A great look at Martin Luther's 1518 Heidelberg Disputation dealing with human free will, its limits, and the comforts of God's grace. Interestingly, the author is not a Lutheran.
“The person who believes that he can obtain grace by doing what is in him adds sin to sin so that he becomes doubly guilty.” –Thesis 16, Martin Luther Heidelberg Disputation 

Still we strive for just a teeny-weenie bit of good deeds to gain God’s favor. This proclivity masks itself as piety, but it’s an affront to God’s perfect work of Christ, on the cross, for our sins. Christ’s death and resurrection is complete (it is finished), not a supplement to our shortcomings. 
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