Quote: Martin Luther on the Ten Commandments
The great reformer Martin Luther wrote in his commentary on Galatians about the new relationship between the Christian believer and the moral law of God, the Ten Commandments. Here is what he said:
“…When Paul declares that we are delivered from the curse of the Law he means the whole Law, particularly the moral law which more than the other laws accuses, curses, and condemns the conscience.
The Ten Commandments have no right to condemn that conscience in which Jesus dwells, for Jesus has taken from the Ten Commandments the right and power to curse us.
Not as if the conscience is now insensitive to the terrors of the Law, but the Law cannot drive the conscience to despair.
“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1) and “If the Son shall make you free, you are free indeed” (John 8:36)
You will complain: “But I am not doing anything.” That is right. You cannot do a thing to be delivered from the tyranny of the Law. But listen to the glad tidings which the Holy Ghost brings to you in the words of the prophet: “Rejoice, thou barren.” As Christ is greater than the Law, so much more excellent is the righteousness of Christ than the righteousness of the Law.”Resources:
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Bible Study Resource: 7-Part DVD Series “Let That Idol Go!”
Video: The Godly Legacy of Jonathan Edwards
Date Posted: May 25th, 2012