The Bondage of the Will

The Bondage of the WillThe Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 focus on behaviour and spiritual disciplines as a way to human perfectibility. The result is that people are constantly striving to achieve holiness by good works standing on their own power, which makes ourselves partly our own saviours. Luther 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 serve God in any capacity we are called to serve in the world. This is the true christian life.

“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 evangelicalism.

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