True Faith: Living, Busy, Active, Mighty

From Luther’s Commentary on Romans:

Faith, however, is a divine work in us.  It changes us and makes us to be born anew of God (John 1); it kills the old Adam and makes altogether different men, in heart and spirit and mind an powers, and it brings with it the Holy Ghost.  Oh, it is a living, busy, active, might thing, this faith; and so it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly.  It does not ask whether there are good works to do, but before the question arises; it has already done them, and is always at the doing of them.  he who does not these works is a faithless man.  He gropes and looks about after faith and good works, and knows neither what faith is nor what good works are, though he talks and talks, with many words, about faith and good works.

Maybe the best paragraph on this I’ve ever read, written by the subject’s sharpest theologian.  Read the whole book online.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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