Soli Deo Gloria

Luther’s “Bondage of the Will” – Rebuttal of Erasmus’ Critique of the Assertio, Part 1

Martin Luther’s “De Servo Arbitrio/On the Bondage of the Will” in “Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation” in The Library of Christian Classics, Ichthus Edition

Translated and Edited by Philip S. Watson in collaboration with B. Drewery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Westminster Press, 1969

Pages 263-277

This reading covers the following sections:

Part V. Rebuttal of Erasmus’ Critique of the Assertio
(a)
 Genesis 6:3 and the Biblical Meaning of “Flesh”
(b) Other Old Testament Passages – the Universal Sinfulness and Impotence of Man Under the Law
(c) The Whole Man – Body, Soul, and “Spirit” – Is “Flesh”