"Agricola and the Antinomians did not deny the presence of sin in the life of
the Christian. However, they saw the Law as a dead letter, which by no means
could bring about repentance. Repentance is brought about by the work of the
Holy Spirit, as Jesus teaches in John 14-16, and the antinomians operated
with the idea that the Holy Spirit did not work through the Law. Instead,
they believed that the Holy Spirit operates only in the Gospel.
the preaching of the crucified Christ alone would lead to true repentance.
Repentance from sin was not about recognizing that one had violated the Law
but that one had done harm to the Son of Man, who laid down His life for the
salvation of sinners."
"For Luther, if one would lose the proclamation of the Law, one would also
lose the sweet gospel which sets sinners free from condemnation
. He said, “
Yet it is safest to turn to a middle road, to turn too much neither to the
right nor to the left. For both are dangerous, and, as I said already, for
this reason also, the office of the word was instituted, that we might teach
both, that is, the Law and the Gospel. The one cannot properly be taught or
dealt with safely without the other
…So here too one must divide well, lest
only one part be taught in the churches—either fear and sorrow or
consolation and joy—but both at the same time.” Both Law and Gospel are
necessary for repentance
: the Law which works contrition (sorrow for sin) and
the Gospel which works faith in the promise of forgiveness.
Is there a need for the preaching of the Law? Should pastors proclaim the Law
in their sermons? Does the Law play a role in repentance? Yes.
reveals the guilt of sin And makes us conscience-stricken; But then the
Gospel enters in The sinful soul to quicken.
” As we remain in the fallen
flesh we will have need for God’s holy Law, not as a means to make ourselves
righteous but in order that we take hold of the depth of Christ’s saving
work for us, delivered in the Gospel message of forgiveness
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