26 October 2005

Who said it?

A bit of a falderall over my insisting that John 6 was applicable to the Sacrament at Higher Things last summer. I wonder if those who object would object to putting the matter this way:

The sacrament was instituted for the consolation and encouragement of terrified hearts, when they believe that the flesh of Christ, given for the life of the world, is their food, and when they believe that they are made alive by being joined to Christ.

Anyone take a guess who said it, when and where?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was it, perhaps, Dr. Luther???

- Ryan Fouts

William Weedon said...

Oh, so close!

David Brazeal said...

Maybe Chemnitz in "The Lord's Supper?"

William Weedon said...

Oh! SOOOO close!

William Weedon said...

So who sits halfway between Luther and Chemnitz?

Anonymous said...

Melanchthon, no?

Anonymous said...

Melancthon YES! But more importantly. Melanchthon in the Lutheran Confessions. Check out Ap XXII:10 (toward the end of the paragraph)! John 6 is a no-no for Eucharist? Tell it not to the Lutheran Symbols!!! - Weedon

Eric Phillips said...

David Scaer was at our church for Reformation Sunday, and he said that John 6 was Eucharistic through-and-through, and that Luther made an error by allowing Zwingli to take that passage off the table at Marburg--an error that Lutheran theology has since continued.

William Weedon said...

Must be the Bronxville connection... David and I both went there.