21 May 2009

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

We also stand in for others with Christ by our intercessions on their behalf when they have sinned. If they have done something wrong, we don't damn them, but we act as if their sins are ours. We ask God to have mercy on them and give them the opportunity to come to repentance. -- John Kleinig, *Grace Upon Grace* p. 210

2 comments:

orthodoxy hunter said...

"..we act as if their sins are ours.."

That would help put things in perspective, now wouldn't it. Ouch.

John said...

Pastor,

Thanks for these quotes! You've motivated me to buy Kleinig's book. :)