“The righteous will live by faith,” a revelation of the righteousness of God, a power of the Gospel understood by Luther as justification by grace, received by faith.
Starting point: death of Jesus on the cross, confidence in this substitution;
Acquisition: God’s free gift, repentance and trust
Permanence: God’s fidelity to His Word, trusting to God.
God’s sovereignty – man’s responsibility – two fundamental realities of Creation – a theological reflection with spiritual and practical stakes