Sunday, January 09, 2005

Something to Hang on Your Door

What comes first in Luther's 95 Theses? Does he first assert the authority of Scripture? Or justification by faith alone? Perhaps the priesthood of believers?

Each of these were crucial correctives to Roman Catholic dogma, but none were first out of Luther's quill. That preeminent spot belonged to:

1. When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.

Entire life. Of believers. To be one of. Repentance. Do others see this in my life? Have my children heard me repent? My spouse?

If you'll excuse me, I have something that needs to be hung on the front door.

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