Those who ignore Luther’s critical agility in moral reasoning based on natural law in favor of a reactionary turn to a regime of biblical law create “misery and tribulation,” as Luther lamented, and seriously enfeeble the Christian faith for life today. Christians rightly use their God-given powers of reason to work out affairs in the present order.
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Simpson, Gary M. “‘Written on Their Hearts’: Thinking with Luther about Scripture, Natural Law, and the Moral Life.” Word & World 30, no. 4 (September 2010): 419–28.
Simpson, Gary M., ""Written on Their Hearts": Thinking with Luther About Scripture, Natural Law, and the Moral Life" (2010). Faculty Publications. 180.