“The Law says, “do this,’ and it’s never done. Grace says, ‘believe in this,’ and everything is already done.” – Heidelberg Disputation (1518)
Here, Luther is emphasizing the important distinction between law and gospel. We never will be able to save ourselves through works (law); only the free gift of the gospel attained in Christ can save us.
At birth, Martin Luther’s name was Martin Luder. He later changed it to the more academically respectable Luther.
Luther once said he had not even seen a Bible until he was 20 years old.
Luther translated Erasmus’s Greek New Testament into German at the headlong rate of more than 1500 words per day. After a mere four months, it was completed and released in March 1522.