Luther | Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (CERC)


Sunday, 21 August 2022 // Reformation Theology


Our culture encourages self-acceptance and positive thinking, discouraging thinking negatively. But is all negativity bad, and therefore a lie?

During the 16th century, a German monk named Martin Luther was struggling with his sin and therefore his assurance. By thorough reading of the Scriptures, he saw that there was "no good" in himself and in all men.

This realisation made him convinced that there can be no real awareness of oneself before God and real assurance apart from the Word of God. His conscience became so captive to the Word of God, it set him on the path of defending the truths of the Gospel against the medieval church who taught false doctrines and led people astray.

Passage references

Psalm 119:1-24; Galatians 1:6-10


How Great is Our God; We Praise Your Righteousness; But God


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