Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Works and Persons: The Trouble with Fallen Human Society
An insight: If we follow Luther's thinking on works and persons we must come to this interesting conclusion: Before God, who we are matters (i.e., a believing subject or an unbelieving subject), but in civil society what we do should matter (good by our works or evil). Fallen human nature has twisted and reversed this: Who we are matters (think racism or classism) before other humans. On the other hand, what we do (i.e., works righteousness) is believed to matter before God.