Truly good works, Luther writes, are not those done with the pretension of doing works pleasing to God, but those that flow from faith. He goes on to discuss good works in the context of each of the Ten Commandments. This treatise was prepared with the interests of Luther's congregation at Wittenberg in mind, but it found a much wider audience.
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About the Author
Luther taught that salvation and subsequently eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin and subsequently eternity in Hell. His theology challenged the authority of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge from God and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with these, and all of Luther's wider teachings, are called Lutherans even though Luther insisted on Christian as the only acceptable name for individuals who professed Christ.