Luther, Martin – A Treatise on Good Works

Excerpt from Preface

Even to-day this book has its peculiar mission to the Church. The seeking after self-elected works, the indolence regarding the works commanded of God, the foolish opinion, that the path of works leads to God’s grace and good-will, are even to-day widely prevalent within the kingdom of God. To all this Luther’s treatise answers: Be diligent in the works of your earthly calling as commanded of God, but only after having first strengthened, by the consideration of God’s mercy, the faith within you, which is the only source of all truly good works and well-pleasing to God.

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