Luther affirmed that if unskilled people were given the right to read the Scriptures for themselves, much mischief could occur. But that was a risk worth taking.
God is the sovereign ruler over the universe and all human affairs, and human beings are responsible before God for the moral choices and actions they make. Yes, the Bible teaches both and both are true.
Since the Garden of Eden men and women have worked to perfect the craft of rebellion.
We need accountability. Left to our own devices, we will soon devise or succumb to all kinds of evil. As Christians we know that we need other believers to hold us accountable to the standards of Scripture.
We must recognize that the emotions play an important role in our thinking and our conduct. They are a critical part of our humanity and they play a significant role in our walk of faith.
Read reformer Martin Luther's compelling meditation on the question of who really killed Christ.
We seem to have forgotten a simple but profound Christian truth that we cannot serve both God and mammon at the same time.