On the Freedom of a Christian: From Martin Luther's Concerning Christian Liberty (1520)

Wednesday, 02 May 2007

A Christian Man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone.
Christian faith has appeared to many an easy thing; nay, not a few even reckon it among the social virtues, as it were; and this they do because they have not made proof of it experimentally, and have never tasted of what efficacy it is. For it is not possible for any man to write well about it, or to understand well what is rightly written, who has not at some time tasted of its spirit, under the pressure of tribulation; while he who has tasted of it, even to a very small extent, can never write, speak, think, ...

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