A Jagged Contention: The Law


“The law of God, the most salutary doctrine of life, cannot advance man on his way to righteousness, but rather hinders him.

“Much less can human works, which are done over and over again with the aid of natural precepts, so to speak, lead to that end.”

– Martin Luther, “Heidelberg Disputation” (Theses 1-2)


Luther begins his theses for disputation by asserting that not only does the Law fail to advance man on his way to righteousness but it actually works against his quest for holiness. Is this a view of the Law still prevalent in churches today?

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