+Though the initial fears and anxieties left Luther during his first year in the Cloister, they later began to intensify and he felt increasing terror of the wrath of God
+His supervisor ordered him to undertake the study of theology in order to become one of the Order’s teachers. This enabled him to investigate his struggles intellectually.
+It was slow going at first since his teachers had taught that God demanded an absolute righteousness (perfect living) to be saved
+During his early years, whenever Luther came to the famous “Reformation text” – Romans 1:17 – his eyes were drawn not to the word faith, but to the word religious
+Who, after all, could “live by faith”? Only those who were already righteous