Friday, April 24, 2009

Luther: Contend For the Faith

This week as I studied, I came across this quote from the Great Reformer Martin Luther regarding the necessity of defending the faith. Sadly, too many Christians are spiritually lazy, not just in their devotion and obedience to Christ, but also in the command to "contend earnestly for the faith" (Jude 3).

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

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