Depends on what you mean: some things disappear altogether only to be replaced by others: and the similarities between what was and what's new are about as numerous and as profound as their dissimilarities, so...
I read that just the other day and thought it was interesting.Do you know when the sermon was written?
Phil,I think it was in the early 1520's.
It would be interesting to compare Luther with Aquinas ("Gratia non tollit naturam, sed perficit.") on this...
That is a very important passage, and if that sermon had to be boiled down to one line, as I recall it, I think you picked the most essential one.
Experience regularly runs contrary to this statement. I would say a more accurate statement would be - Nature and her work almost always try to interfere with Grace and to minimize and distract from it.
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