A Word Concerning Our Bridegroom

While feeding my passion for the study of the Protestant Reformation today I discovered this quote in a 1520 Martin Luther tract. It stood out to me and I thought it would be good to share here:

“Christ is full of grace, life, and salvation. The soul is full of sins, death, and damnation. Now let faith come between them, and sins, death, and damnation will be Christ’s, while grace, life, and salvation will be the soul’s; for if Christ is a bridegroom, He must take upon Himself the things which are His brides and bestow upon her the things that are His.” – Martin Luther (from his 1520 tract entitled ‘The Freedom of a Christian Man’)

Martin Luther’s powerful writings were such a catylst to hasten the Reformation.  You’d have to understand the grip Catholicism had on the multitudes in his day.  These words, so powerful and biblical, were yet so strange and unsettling to so many.  Let us never lose sight of the essence of the truth of God’s Word.  I’m thankful to know that His (Christ) grace, life, and salvation are mine because He took my sins, death, and damnation as my vicarious substitute on the old rugged cross. Praise the Lord!

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