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By Faith Alone


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By Faith Alone

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By Faith Alone contains 365 devotional readings taken from Martin Luther's writings and sermons between 1513 and 1546. Faith was a central theme throughout Luther's writings. These devotionals have been freshly translated from the original German into today's English that you may understand the importance of faith, appreciate the mystery of faith and be encouraged to grow in your faith.

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Faith Comes First
God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

You have often heard me say that the Christian life has two dimensions: the first is faith, and the second is good works. A believer should live a devout life and always do what is right. But the first dimension of the Christian life, faith, is more essential. The second dimension, good works, is never as valuable as faith. However, people of the world adore good works. They regard them to be far higher than faith.

Good works have always been valued more highly than faith. Of course, it's true that we should do good works and respect the importance of them. But we should be careful that we don't elevate good works to such an extent that faith and Christ become secondary. If we esteem them too highly, good works can become the greatest idolatry. This has occurred both inside and outside of Christianity. Some people value good works so much that they overlook faith in Christ. They preach about and praise their own works instead of God's works.

Faith should be first. After faith is preached, then we should teach about good works. It is faith--without good works and prior to good works--that takes us to heaven. We come to God through faith alone.

About the Author(s)

Born in Germany in 1483, Martin Luther studied law at the University of Erfurt. During a violent thunderstorm, he made a dramatic vow to become a monk and soon entered the Augustinian order. After rigorous academic study and intense personal struggle to find God's approval, he was ordained and sent to the University of Wittenburg to teach theology. He became the leading figure and focal point of the Reformation. Throughout his life, he forcefully preached and defended the doctrine that we are justified by faith alone.

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