However, justification by faith can only be done through believing in Christ. Believing in Christ is the root of Christianity and thus justification using this mean would result to righteousness without slavery to the law. Section 2 Christian faith is very important in the life of a Christian. It is regarded to be among the virtues that could drive the life of a Christian towards achievement of righteousness and freedom. Christians have different levels of Christian faith. However, nobody should boast that he has sufficient faith. The author agrees in this treatise that he does not have a wealth of faith (Luther, 1970). However, temptations have to occur to test the degree of Christian faith that Christians have. Christian faith is attained through believing in Christ and grows through passing through temptations and overcoming them. The strength associated with it is great and an essential asset that could help Christians to grow in Christianity and become better Christians. Christians should not succumb to what other people say about them. They should behave like masters who are willing to please only Christ. It is always clear that a person cannot become what others say about him unless be makes himself a slave to it. In failing to become what others say, the Christian becomes what his faith demands him to become. Faith does not emphasize on the laws but requires a Christian what is right according to what Christ demands. As a result, the aspect of emphasize on Christian laws is eliminated when faith comes into play and emphasize on grace takes its place. As a result, Christians are made justified on by their actions but by their faith in Christ. This makes them free from the judgment and condemnation of others in terms of their actions. Although Christians are free from judgment and condemnation of law, they are required to be righteous and to serve other people. This is because righteousness and service to other people is a requirement of the faith in Christ. However, they should do this because of a desire to serve others and to please Christ and not because it is a doctrinal requirement. Therefore, righteousness and freedom should come from within a Christian without being caused by external factors. However, even within an individual Christian, there are two opposing forces. This is because an individual is made up of two persons. One person is the inner person and the other person is the outer person (Luther, 1970). What pleases the inner person does not please the outer person and vice versa. Christian faith makes Christians to emphasize mainly on pleasing the inner person. Physical person of a Christian can have various abilities like preaching, praying, and reading of scriptures. However, when these are not accompanied by faith they are of no use. This is because it can also be done by the individuals who are pretending to be Christians. The spiritual person can also undertake various works like contemplation and meditation. However, this is also insignificant without faith. This is because it might have little or no effect to the life of a Christian. Christian faith is however very crucial in the Christian life of an individual. This is because it promotes both righteousness and freedom of a Christian. This helps a Christian to grow and be able to overcome the temptations that might come on his way.
The Freedom of a Christian Section 1 Among many important treatises written by Martin Luther to clarify and defend his position about the Christian doctrine is ‘Freedom of a Christian.’ The other treatises are ‘To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation’ and ‘The Babylonian Captivity of the Church’ (Luther, 1970)…
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This essay will review one of the Three Treatises by Martin Luther, titled as ‘The Freedom of A Christian’ which is considered to be the final treatise in the collection. In this regard, the philosophy behind the article and the corresponding arguments presented in relation to the beliefs of Christianity will also be taken into concern.
The international covenant on civil and political rights (ICCPR) recognizes the freedom of expression as to having right to holding opinions without interference. The right to speech and expression is related to other rights and it is always limited when in conflict with other rights.
We, much like a good parent who cannot tell one child that he/she loves one more than the other cannot bring ourselves to destroy either desire that burns within us, so we strive to satisfy both at once. We devise a sole, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people.
Briefly discuss Luther's biography. How did his life embody the emergence of the concept of sovereign selfhood How did his humanism impact his Christianity What made the German-speaking world ripe for Reformation in the sixteenth century
Martin Luther was a German theologian as well as an Augustinian monk.
Words are, after all, are symbols of ideas for the use of language and communication. Thusly, the meaning and idea of freedom is complex and can be applied to many manifestations of such ideas. According to the most recent edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, freedom is defined as "the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action or the liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another." The secondary definition was that of being a political or legal right.
Indeed, as stated by Witte (2005), "Pope and prince, noble and pauper, man and woman, slave and free -- all persons in Christendom, Luther declared, share equally in a doubly paradoxical nature" (p.2). A Christian, therefore, did not arise from social status or from ceremonial pomp; quite the contrary, Luther advocated a Christian status based on belief and good works.
He believed that salvation is not preached by good deeds but brought in as a provision of God’s grace with the assistance of Jesus who redeems sin. The people who believe and thus identify with Martin Luther’s philosophy and indeed the
Martin Luther in his treatise “The Freedom of the Christian” begins by making two inconsistent statements where he narrates that a Christian is not restricted from any external influences and is entitled to
leaders whose extravagant living demonstrated a questionable state of spirituality in the sight of the humanists who had thought profoundly about the influence of their society and religion at the time. Where life of faith and justification emerged to be the theme of change in