Simul iustus et peccator or Simul iustus et gemens?

A close examination of Luther’s famous anthropological dictum simul iustus et peccator reveals that it stems from a faulty exegesis of Romans 7:13-25 and results in an errant anthropology, leading to false assurance, ineffective shepherding, and an unhelpful path to holiness. Redeemed man is unarguably simul iustus et peccator (simultaneously justified and sinful), but is … Read more