Commentary on Galatians, Luther

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Sovereign Grace Publishers,, Apr 1, 2002 - Religion - 580 pages
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"Luther had a very sharp and satirical style; but his Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians was his favorite work. His favorite doctrine was justification by faith alone, and not by works, moral, legal, or evangelical; but we must do him the justice to observe, that he perpetually inculcated the absolute necessity of good works. According to him, a man is justified only by faith; but he cannot be justified without works; and where those works are not to be found, there is assuredly no true faith... His followers called themselves Lutherans, much against his mind; but they recede from him in many things, as may be seen by their writings... Melancthon says, 'I am a logician; and Justus Jonas is an orator; but Luther is good at everything: the wonder of mankind; for whatever he says, or writes, it penetrates the heart, and makes a lasting impression." (Excerpts from "Life of Luther," in Luther's Commentary on... Galatians, p. lxx).
 

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This is the best book, other than the Bible itself, to have and to read whenever you want to quickly draw closer to God. Read any page at random and by the time you finish that one page you will be ... Read full review

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This e book of Galatians is not Erasmus Middleton's Translation. You may not think that important but modern translations like this one "sanitize" Luther's writings to make them more
palatable for the contemporary Christian who does not want to delve to deeply into Christian Doctrine but prefers the milk-toast versions of God's teachers. What Christ calls the "lukewarm" believers [Rev 3:16]. Do yourself a favor from God and buy the book translated by Middleton and enjoy the real Martin Luther and Apostle Paul on what was truly said to the Galatians. 

Contents

Imputation of righteousness
230
The error of the liil e apostles
236
The faithful Abraham must be separate
242
The godly are not made righteous by doing
250
Hypocrites do many things but without faith
264
Remnants of sin in the saints and the elect
270
A marvellous combat between sin and righ
276
The fathers of the Old Testament rejoiced
284

The churches are overthrown while the rriises though they be most certain
78
What Paul calleth the traditions of
82
Pauls divinity
88
Paul taketh unto himself witnesses Barna
94
Truth of the Gospel Corruption of
100
Gospel
115
Christ a poison against death
127
The first ptrt of true Christianity is
132
We must have Christ only in sight before
139
To do what in us lieth
175
By what means the Holy Ghost is given
212
The judgment of reason touching articles
218
Remnants of sin in the godly
224
The nature of hypocrites
290
All things are done for the elect sake
299
The light of the Gospel
306
The law is good and holy and yet intoler
322
Cain being shut up in the prison of the law
332
The godly must stand fast that they lose
441
not in feeling
473
of the Gospel
488
The battle of the flesh and spirit in
508
The authors of sects painted out in their
547
The work of every mans calling
553
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Martin Luther (1483, 1546) was a German monk, a theologian and church reformer, he is considered to be the founder of Protestantism. Luther was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg when he posted his famous 95 Theses (1517). In addition to writing many books, Luther translated the Bible into German. Luther believed that salvation was only by faith in Jesus, unmediated by the church. He challenged papal authority by emphasing the Bible as the only source of religious authority and believed the church to be a priesthood of all believers.These ideas helped to inspire the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He married Katharina von Bora thus initiating the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.- Publisher.

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