10-29-2017 - Put Right with God as a Gift

Martin Luther was terrified by "the righteousness of God" as well as he should be. He knew a righteous God could not coexist with sin, but that his wrath would be vented against sin. Gloriously, Luther came to discover in Scripture that the righteousness of God is something we are given in faith, and that even the faith needed to receive this gift was a gift itself! Truly we are saved by grace, through faith, on account of Christ and what he accomplished for us.