When the glory and holiness of Christ, revealed through the preaching of the Gospel, is rightly perceived then the glory of the Law–which is but a feeble and transitory glory–is seen to be not really glorious. It is mere dark clouds in contrast to the light of Christ shining to lead us out of sin, death and hell unto God and eternal life.

–Martin Luther, “Letter and Spirit,” 2 Cor 3:4-11.