Martin Luther on Preaching the Law

David J. Lose

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2001

Issue: The Law (Vol. 21, No 3, Summer, 2001)

For Luther, God's law establishes our responsibility toward our neighbor (what we should do) and, along with the gospel, establishes our identity in relation to God (who we are). What we should do is love our neighbor; who we are is sinners for whom Christ died and who, for Christ's sake, God declares righteous.

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