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Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians [Kindle Edition]

Martin Luther , Theodore Graebner
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  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475034571
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  • Language: English
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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I only have one thing to say: "Get everything you can written by Martin Luther and read it until it becomes a part of your soul." He is a master teacher and well worth the effort. The more I read the better Christian I become. There are concepts here that are revolutionary that changed my understanding of Christianity. And that is said by a Presbyterian Minister who has Calvin etched on his heart!!! When preparing sermons I always pull out Calvin and Barth, but I am amazed at how beautiful and powerful Luther is--and worth reading and reflecting on also. Read Luther, then read Luther some more, then read Luther again and again and again and again, and you will make progress, if this is your earnest goal, in the Christian life. Truly a church father for the ages!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This is a condensed version of the original, and that's a good thing. The original, Latin, version runs to about 800 pages and full, verbatim translations run about 1500 pages. What remains in this excellent edition, translated and compiled by Theodore Graebner, contains the essence of Luther's teachings. Luther considered the book of Galatians to be his favorite and the one most useful for showing the true meaning of grace vs works.

You will notice a lot of time is spent attacking the Pope, Luther's former order of monks, and the Catholic Church in general. Please do not set the book aside because of that...besides preserving the historical and personal goings-on that Luther had to deal with during his life, it remains a common belief in many parts of the Christian world today that people teach and believe that sanctification is achieved, or maintained, through works. It is important to understand the book of Galatians in order to debate against that doctrine and lead people to the truth. I read a blog post just a few days ago by a person who said that the Bible never says justification is through faith knowing how to present Galatians to such people is important, and this book is an excellent aid in learning the doctrine of justification through faith.

There are a few typos, and it would be nice if there were a different font used for the text of the Bible to set it off from the words of Luther, but overall, this is an excellent ebook rendering of the commentary.

That such an important text can be made freely available to everyone is the highest and best use of modern technology. Please get this book, it's what's the worst that can spend a couple days reading a book that is, at the very least, an important historical document and, at best, an inspired commentary on the book that tells us, once and for all, that our salvation lies in faith in Christ alone.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luther's definitive commentary September 17, 2011
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The central place of this commentary cannot be overstated. It is THE pivotal work setting the stage for basic understanding of Martin Luther, the great Protestant Reformer.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for all Christians December 22, 2012
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Very good for devotional use. It will help you keep from confusing Law and Gospel or Justification and Sanctification which is so common among Christians today.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand the modern writing style. April 4, 2012
By Lilly
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Excellent book, but still a very complex topic. I expect to read this book many times as it deals with the gospel in relation to law. Paul's letter to the Galations is crucial to understanding the gospel, and these commentries are enlightening and nurturing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enlightening March 12, 2012
By Geoff
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This is my first writing of Martin Luther's that I have looked at. I have known of his fame for decades, and finally decided to see what he wrote. It is very sound, doctrinally, and very uplifting, too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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The error of the Galatians is also a problem of the modern church. By nature we fall into the trap of works righteousness. Luther beautifully expounds upon Paul's words. He consistently turns our attention to Christ, the only source of our salvation. You will be blessed by this book. Btw, read the intro's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the Bible learning experience. October 24, 2013
By Ralph
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Quite revealing concerning how the problems of that day are the same today. Compliments the book of Galatians in the Bible quite well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Eye opener to what Christ acheived on the cross.
Published 19 days ago by Blair Brantley
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth of the Gospel
Excellent, but so sad that so much of Christianity today is so far removed from what Paul revealed as being the truth of the Gospel and that was again revealed to Luther centuries... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Eric Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Required for Galatians study
This book is an absolute necessity for anyone doing a study of the Book of Galatians- Martin Luther, the father of the reformation, lays out his gospel of grace alone, in a very... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Beach Beauchamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great read!!!
I am a Lutheran and I found this over the break for Christmas I could not put it down! Martin Luther is a good writer Never had such a plain explanation of the difference between... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cindy Fankhanel
5.0 out of 5 stars just as it states................
Good commentary, concise, clear and from a well known pioneer in the reformation and restoration to the original basics of Christ's mission and Paul's writings............ Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars every Christian ought to read this
A laser focus on the crucified Christ as our righteousness. At this doctrine all mouths are stopped: the devil and all his demons, heretics, and our Old Adam.
Published 3 months ago by Gary Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars The great freedom of the Christian
The rich heritage of God the Father in Christ Jesus is thoroughly and painstakingly explained to those who believe Him.
Published 3 months ago by nirmala paulvictor
5.0 out of 5 stars Freed Me From Seventh Day Adventism
This book changed my life forever; It is also my first time ever looking into what Martin Luther knew about the Bible by reading one of his books. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Thomas H.
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic in new English
Brother Martin definitely nailed it on the head on salvation being by grace. A masterpiece of Reformation writing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michael A. Johnson
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