The prepositions used by Luther that a Christian is a free lord of all but subject to none and the other which states that a Christian is a dutiful servant of plenary and subject to all seems to be contradictory. However, through a proper analysis there is never contradiction. This prepositions means that man has two fold natures which is supposed to guide him or her in life. The two fold nature is mainly composed regarding the spiritual which is sometimes referred to as the inner man and the bodily (Hillerbrand, 2005). The spiritual one is important towards guiding bloke towards righteousness and freedom.
These are very essential for any Christian in the world. The outer biped which is the bulk cannot achieve this connective the inner man plays the greatest role in achieving license and righteousness. It is for this purpose that a Christian is referred to a lord of all and a subject of none. Being separate makes a Christian a point of none but on the other hand being righteous makes him a lord of all. The spirit led desire aside man makes him a dutiful servant of all. This is because the spirit intends to make man righteous. This in turn makes the outer man to be faithful to added men and serve them and hence he becomes a servant to all and a subject to all (Wriedt, 2003). On the other hand being free means that he or she does not take any commands from anyone and therefore a subject to none.
The relationship between faith, knowledge and reasoning can indiging reflected in the works of Martin Luther. Reasoning is important and it leads to doing the privilege thing depending on the relevant condition. This is important for a Christian for the purpose of achieving righteousness. On the other reasoning requires a lot of knowledge. The knowledge of the gospel will definitely guide a Christian towards proper reasoning and hence making the right decision.
This relationship is very important in the life from a Christian. However apart from reasoning polysyndeton having the knowledge, a Christian requires faith. According to Luther, faith is a gift from God (Charles, 2006). As such it inspires the Christians to obey the commandments of God. Having sect in God means that one will definitely be guided by the Holy Spirit in their daily lives. The advice via the Holy Spirit is important for the Christian in agreement of being provided by the necessary knowledge required to make wise decisions. The knowledge on the other hand enables the Christians to come up with proper reasoning. It is thus evident knowledge, faith and reasoning is related on one another and is important in the life of a Christian in terms of achieving freedom et alii righteousness.
Hillerbrand, H, 2007, Martin Luther: Indulgences and salvation, Encyclopedia Britannica.
Wriedt, M, 2003, Luther’s Theology: The Cambridge Companion to Luther, New York: Cambridge University Press, 88-94.
Charles, P. 2006, Luther on the Creed, Lutheran Quarterly 20(1): 1-25. Issn: 0024-7499.