The Spirit that is Holy
Rounding out Luther’s teaching on the Apostles’ Creed, this Sin Boldly podcast episode considers the Holy Spirit: His person, work and purpose, and the many ways we misunderstand him. And we ask the pressing question: when pastors enter the sanctuary on a zip line, does it really help advance the kingdom of God?
Why the name “Sin Boldly”? Martin Luther wrote to his friend Philip Melanchthon in 1521: “If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong [sin boldly], but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.” To sin boldly, therefore, is not to seek unholy living, but to follow the course we believe the Bible demands even if the world is against us. And if and when we sin, trust in an even greater savior.
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