“Therefore a man becomes a Christian, not by working by listening. And so anyone who wants to exert himself toward righteousness must first exert himself in listening to the Gospel. Now when he has heard and accepted this, let him joyfully give thanks to God, and then let him exert himself in good works that are commanded in the Law; thus the Law and works will follow hearing with faith.”

– Martin Luther, 1535 Lectures on Galatians, AE 26:214-215