Martin Luther And John Calvin Views On Sinful People

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Martin Luther and John Calvin ­ Views on Sinful People Justification by faith (Sola Fide), the core value of the Reformation, is the belief that righteousness from God is a recompense for sinner 's accounts through faith alone. The sixteenth- century movement for the reform of abuses in the Roman Catholic Church resulted in the establishment of the Reformed and Protestant Churches. Reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin were two of the most significant figures in the history of The Reformation. They both proclaimed Justification as the main subject of the gospel of God’s grace. They were well- acknowledged for their common doctrines of salvation as the deliverance from sin and its consequences. They believed that to be brought…show more content…
To compare Martin Luther’s and John Calvin’s view on the subject of a sinful person, I thoroughly looked into their common doctrines and considered how they differ in implementing the rules that manage their ideology. I was able to conclude that even though Luther and Calvin shared similar doctrines, their conceptualization and interpretation of those doctrines is very different. Based on their opinions of sinners, I further realized that not only do they have divergent interpretations of similar doctrines, but they also have different ambitions and their personalities are extreme opposites. Luther often blamed the flesh, which Protestants refer to as “our sinful nature” (they believed is the cause of human impurities), for the sins of every human and he gave credit to the Spirit for every good things that man does. The Reformers and the Protestants believe that there are two types of spirits: the Holy Spirit, which they proclaim to be the spirit of God, and the human spirit, which is the part of humans that opens up to the spirit of God. The spirit that is often refereed to when talking about the flesh is the “human spirit” (what does the Bible mean by “the flesh” by Msgr. Charles Pope). We might argue that Luther is trying not to be judgmental, that he acknowledged the fact that efforts to live a sin­free life is a mere dream, and the best approach to reduce people being
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