This is where Rev. Eric J Brown posts his theological (and theo-political, that is on the politics of theology) posts.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
A Bit More Luther
I am not an Antinomian. I'm just happy to be focused on the Gospel and the Spirit working through it. Just like Luther.
when a preacher preaches in such a way that the Word is not frustrated
in producing fruit but is efficacious in the hearers - that is, when
faith, hope, love, patience, etc., follow - then God supplies the Spirit
and performs powerful deeds in the hearers.... To
love your neighbor so ardently that you are ready to surrender your
money, property, eyes, your life, and everything you have for his
salvation, and also to bear all adversities patiently - these are
certainly powerful deeds of the Spirit.But
you did not receive them from the Law; you received them from God, who
supplied and daily increased the Spirit in you in such a way that the
Gospel had a very happy course among you as you taught, believed,
worked, and bore your adversities." - Luther on Galatians 3:5 - AE 26:220
Seriously, just read Luther's Greater Galatians Commentary. It will smack the Synergist right out of you.