Martin Luther And Catechism: The Role Of Faith In God

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“Commit your destiny to GOD, be confident in him, and he will act, making your uprightness clear as daylight, and the justice of your cause as the noon” (New Jerusalem Bible Psalms 37:5-6). As talked about in the bible passage, one should commit him or herself to God. Contrarily, Martin Luther stated that faith in God is all that one needs to be saved, and many beliefs of his opposed those of the catholic religion. A fallacy believed by Luther and the followers of his religion was that, one’s dependence on faith allows one to relieve him or herself from doing works for God. A person that does works for God, allows God to work through them and give them their purpose. These works show one’s faith in God, and that he will show one’s purpose. According to Catholic Catechism, “By faith, man completely submits his intellect and his will to God. With his whole being man gives his assent to God the Revealer” (Catholic Church 143). Luther believes that faith does not require works, although according to the Catechism, through faith one willing give man completely …show more content…
Luther believes that faith in God is all that one needs for salvation, and good works are not necessary. Faith in God allows one to submit him or herself to God, giving one’s intellect and will to him. God then uses that will to do good works for him, therefore we need to do works for him. Faith is physical, helping others betters God creation’s therefore faith in God’s creations. Also, faith is spiritual, prayer and resisting temptations shows loyalty to god and to what he does for them. Faith shows a person’s intentions, and faith in God shows that the person trusts God and his actions. Luther has a hole in his requirements for salvation, good works. Human dependence on faith shows trust in God and in his works. Faith and trust go hand in hand, without trust one cannot have faith, and without faith one cannot

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