Good theology was never meant to be out of reach. In fact, part of what made the work of Luther revolutionary was the invention of the printing press, which allowed his work to be more accessible than ever before. But now that we are five hundred years removed from Luther’s lifetime, most of us find his works to be intimidating. He’s important but daunting. His words are influential but usually left on a shelf.
Step into Luther’s commentary on Romans—without intimidation. Even though Martin Luther taught about the Book of Romans half a millennium ago, his writings have everything to do with your life today. The grace God shows you is a gift, not something you can or have to earn, and Luther shows us this again and again.
Organized by significant themes in Romans, Reading Romans with Luther offers highlights from Luther’s commentary with further explanation on how these themes are relevant to our lives today. Weaved throughout is beautiful artwork that helps you pause and reflect on key Luther quotes.
Luther was a teacher who revolutionized the way we approach God’s Word. Come be his student.
One of the most dangerous problems plaguing the Christian Church is the failure to distinguish Law and Gospel. These two words - Law and Gospel - are a gift from God. We need both words, but we need them for different reasons.
A clear understanding of Law and Gospel makes us acutely aware of our own sin problem and in awe of God’s grace. A proper understanding of God’s promises gives us hope when we have nothing to hope in, joy when everything is falling apart, and grace when we deserve punishment.
Martin Luther is a theologian whose writing has changed my life. Luther, in a day when the Church hijacked the message of the Gospel, stood boldly for the proclamation of Christ alone. In a world that literally sold people forgiveness for a few bucks, Martin Luther came onto the scene recovering the message of the scriptures that said, “The price has already been paid.”
But here’s the thing about Luther. He’s intimidating. He wrote a ton and now that we are about 500 years removed from the date of his writing (not to mention it was written in a different language), it can be a bit tough to dive into the works of Luther.
I want to change that.
I want more and more Christians to dive into the depths of the theology of Martin Luther. I have no doubt that many of the distinctions that are found in his writings are needed in today’s churches and in our conversations about the scriptures. And one of the best places to be introduced to Luther is in his commentary on Galatians.