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Luther on the Gospel

June 23, 2009

“The truth of the gospel is the principle article of all Christian doctrine… Most necessary is it that we know this article well, teach it to others, and beat it into their heads continually.”

– Luther

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2009 5:32 pm

    “beat it into their heads “? I thought God had to open the heart….then give revelation of Himself.

  2. June 26, 2009 6:59 pm

    jeremiah17 – This is a quote from Luther’s Galatians commentary, and is a somewhat “tongue in cheek” reference to our own propensity to revert to works-righteousness despite the fact that we’ve been saved by grace alone. So he is stressing the importance of communicating the gospel regularly, and distinguishing this from “another gospel.” He’s not saying that “beating it into their heads” saves people. Thanks for the comment.


  3. June 27, 2009 10:25 am

    Ok, I’m not that familiar with his words, thanks for the info

  4. June 28, 2009 6:35 pm

    No problem, brother – feel free to offer your thoughts anytime 🙂

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