Was Luther right? Does saving faith include a fundamental humbling? Must it motivate us to admit that "God is right. I am a sinner. God is holy. I cannot make it on my own. I need God's help?"
If Luther is right, to bring people to this place we must tell them the truth. That's what Paul did. He describes his methods in Romans 1:18-3:20. First he spent several paragraphs on the wrath of God. Then he turned to the inevitability of judgment. Last, he laid out mankinds utter moral bankruptcy. Only then did he present the Good News.
What do you think? Was Luther right? Why or why not?