I grew up Lutheran, so it was traumatic for me to realize that Martin Luther taught salvation by works. Sure, he shouted, “Faith alone!” like all the false prophets above, but he unbiblically added repentance of sins, water baptism, no big sins, regular church attendance, and regular Lord’s Supper participation for salvation.

Martin Luther was a false prophet.

He “restored” nothing. The Bible was always there.

The clear teaching of Jesus, Paul and John were always there. It’s just that people were not believing in grace. True grace preachers “rightly divide” the Word of God. They glow with the simple truth and love of God. They have studied to show themselves approved.

Salvation is all of Jesus, through a moment of simple faith in Him. We know it from His Word. It is confirmed by His Holy Spirit. No pride or intellectual authority of man matters one bit.

Believe for one moment in God Incarnate, Jesus, crucified for all of your sins past, present and future, dead, buried, and risen again, on the third day, and you instantly ~have~ permanent, irrevocable, everlasting life: 1st Corinthians 15:1-4; John 6:47; Ephesians 1:13-14.

Curtis Smale