Reflections Along the Jesus Way

July 30, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“As Luther studied the book of Romans, God enlightened him, and Martin Luther came to see that the Cross of Christ had set him free from trying to make himself worthy and acceptable to God.  Luther came to see that Jesus made him worthy and acceptable, and that he, Martin Luther, was free to rest in the mercy, favor and grace of God – because of the work of Jesus on the Cross.

In the aftermath of religion, Martin Luther discovered Jesus, and as it turned out, so did tens of millions of others who followed him.  Martin Luther and so many others, by God’s grace have discovered the good news of Jesus Christ. The gospel has been there in the Bible all along, but it has been, and still is, obscured by Christ-less religion.

Initially Martin Luther thought his church, and the authorities over him in the church, would be delighted to hear this news.  But Luther was met with hostility, rejection and persecution.  He was branded a heretic.  In order to be a Christian, Luther had to leave his church. …Millions of others have had a similar experience. In order to be a Christian, millions of people have had to stop attending their church. In order to embrace Jesus Christ, people have had to turn their back on religious traditions and teachings they recognize as the enemy of the gospel.” 

Originally published in:

Spiritual Soup for the Hungry Soul, Volume 1


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