This Is Why We Lutherans Are Lutherans!

This is one of my favorite scenes from the fantastic movie Luther (2003)

This is why we Lutherans are Lutherans!  

"I Was Wrong" 

Scene takes place during a morning worship service…

Terrible. 
Unforgiving.
That's how I saw God.  

Punishing us in this life,  

committing us to Purgatory after death,  

sentencing sinners to burn in hell 
for all eternity.

But I was wrong.

Those who see God as angry...

do not see Him rightly...

but look upon a curtain as if a dark storm cloud 
has been drawn across His face.

If we truly believe that Christ is our Savior...

then we have a God of love,

and to see God in faith 
is to look upon His friendly heart.

So when the devil throws your sins in your face

and declares that you deserve death and hell, 
tell him this...

"I admit that I deserve death and hell. 
What of it?

"For I know One who suffered 
and made satisfaction in my behalf.

"His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God.

Where He is, there I shall be also."

——————–

Actual Reference…

“Anyone who regards Him as angry is not seeing Him correctly, but has pulled down a curtain and cover, more, a dark cloud over His face. But in Scriptural language “to see His face” means to recognize Him correctly as a gracious and faithful Father, on whom you can depend for every good thing. This happens only through faith in Christ.”

Luther, M. (1999, c1956). Vol. 21: Luther’s works, vol. 21 : The Sermon on the Mount and the Magnificat (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald & H. T. Lehmann, Ed.). Luther’s Works (21:37). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House.

 

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5 Responses to This Is Why We Lutherans Are Lutherans!

  1. theoldadam says:

    That was a great scene (I only saw that movie about 12 times).

    My pastor often uses that quote, (paraphrased) “Yeah, devil, you are right, I’m not what I ought be…what of it?!”

    “I have a Savior who has died for me.”

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. theoldadam says:

    Byron,

    Thanks for the compliment.

    I will be visiting your blog much more. Very well done and Christ centered!

    I will also add you to my blogroll. Good, Christ centered blogs are in too short supply.

    Thanks, Byron!

  3. theoldadam says:

    Byron,

    If you get a chance, check out this sermon:

    http://lightofthemaster.com/Sermons/Entries/2008/3/4__The_Holy_Spirit.html

    It reflects Lutheranism all the way (I believe)

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