Martin Luther on God’s Righteousness

I began to understand [that] the righteousness of God is that by which the righteous lives by a gift of God, namely by faith.  And this is the meaning: the righteousness of God is revealed by the gospel, namely. the passive righteousness with which [the] merciful God justifies us by faith…Here I felt that I was altogether born again and had entered paradise itself through open gates.

– Martin Luther

as quoted by Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; Crossway; Wheaton, Ill.; copyright  2004; p. 87

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