Thursday, August 28, 2008

Diorthosis!

"My situation was that, although an impeccable monk, I stood before God as a sinner troubled in conscience, and I had no confidence that my merit would assuage him. Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement 'the just shall live by faith.' Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise. The whole of Scripture took on a new meaning...This passage of Paul became to me a gate to heaven."

Martin Luther

Heb 9:10 "...until the time of the new order." I find it interesing that the word "new order" in the greek is "diorthosis", which means "reformation"....In the 1500's God, through a man called Martin Luther, that great reformer, was trying to bring His bride back to grace, the gospel of grace, to Jesus, to freedom from man made rules and regulation, dead rituals, ceremonial washings so to speak...He is doing it again....Lord may it NEVER be that we slip back to law and legalism...Help us to remain reformed this time, to remain under grace, to remain free to be THE bride you have for so many centuries wanted us to be...

5 comments:

Jonathan Perreault said...

Hi Craig,

It's good to find another grace oriented blog in the blogosphere. Keep preaching the Good News of God's grace!

JP

Craig said...

Thanks Jono...much appreciated.....you right, there's NOTHING like the grace of God!!!!

dan lewis said...

faith and nothing but faith= grace and nothing but grace

RJW said...

Great post! Great quote!
You are blessing us every day, Craig. :)

Craig said...

Thanks Ry..i appreciate that....likewise you bro.