Pristine Grace

Rejecting God's Grace
by Martin Luther
Rejecting God's Grace

    To seek to be justified by the works of the law is to reject the grace of God. But I pray you, what sin can be more execrable (detestable and revolting) or horrible, than to reject the grace of God, to refuse that righteousness which cometh by Christ? It is enough and too much already, that we are wicked sinners and transgressors of all the commandments of God; and yet we commit moreover the most execrable sin of all sins, in that we do most contemptuously refuse the grace of God and remission of sins offered unto us by Christ. This blasphemy is more horrible than can be expressed. There is no sin which Paul and the other apostles did so much detest, as the contempt of grace, and denial of Christ, and yet there is no sin more common.