17 November 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Once the wood of the curse, [the cross] has now become, after the Promised Blessing for all people offered Himself upon it, a tree of blessing, an altar of sacrifice for the atonement, and a sweet-smelling aroma to God. Today, the cross is still a terror - but only to hell. It shines upon its ruin as a sign of victory over sin, death, and Satan. -- C. F. W. Walther, *Treasury* p. 922


Rev. James Leistico said...

the stuff about Aaron's staff was pretty cool too

William Weedon said...

Amen, Jimbo. The whole thing was rather choice.