Palace reveals that the Prince married a prostitute

Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian, published in 1520:

“Who can even begin to appreciate what this royal marriage means? Who can comprehend the riches of this glorious grace? Christ, the rich and divine bridegroom, marries this poor, wicked whore, redeems her from all of her evil, and adorns her with all of his goodness. It now is impossible for her sins to destroy her, for they are laid on Christ and swallowed up by him. She has her righteousness in Christ, her husband, which she now can boast is her very own. She can set this righteousness over against all of her sins and, in the face of death and hell, say with confidence: “If I have sinned, nevertheless, the one in whom I trust, my Christ, has not sinned. Through our marriage, all that is his is mine and all that is mine is his.”

HT: Barry Cooper

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6 Responses to Palace reveals that the Prince married a prostitute

  1. JC says:

    Wow… excellent quote…. and timely title. I may use this quote Sunday!

  2. Larry says:

    This is the Gospel, in the proverbial nutshell. This is what it means to be redeemed; this accurately portrays our situation and the fact that Christ loved us as we were. As the chorus to one of my favorite hymns goes:
    REDEEMED, REDEEMED; BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB!
    REDEEMED, REDEEMED; HIS CHILD AND FOREVER I AM!

    In my opinion, however, the title of the article and the timing of its publication is not the best. In England, Prince William just got married. I am definitely not a fan of the Royal Family of Britain. But I, nevertheless, believe they are entitled to at least some respect.

    • David Wilson says:

      Larry,

      Thanks for your comment. I agree that Luther communicated Gospel truth so powerfully in this quote.

      Regarding the royal family, I did intend to piggyback on the interest in the royal wedding, but did not mean to leave anyone thinking there was any scandal with the Prince and Kate. Do you think I left people with that opinion?

      Dave

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