Thursday, February 22, 2018
 

Islam, Freewill, and the Theologian of Glory

Martin Luther describes two very different ways to justify ourselves before God

Islam and the Fall of Man


The Quran includes a version of the story of the fall of Adam (Surah 7). Adam and Eve sinned but they asked Allah for forgiveness. He punished them with a mortal life on earth until the resurrection. Since they were forgiven, we can be forgiven. Islam teaches that man is born in a state of submission to God and through submission to God, he can be righteous. His failings can be forgiven. Martin Luther describes this type of theology as a theology of glory.
 

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