“Luther: ‘The lawmonger compels by threats and punishments; the preacher of grace persuades and incites men by setting forth the goodness and mercy of God.’ Learn to preach the Gospel, and you have learned the art of making your people zealous for good works.” F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics (Vol. 1), 79
Axiom: Lex necat peccatorem, non peccatum; evangelium necat peccatum, non peccatorem.
The law destroys the sinner, not the sin. The gospel destroys sin, not the sinner.
F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics (Vol. 1), 80.