06 December 2010
New Lutheran Quote of the Day
Luther said that if he had to choose between Rome and the Enthusiasts, as he called them, he would choose Rome, for there there was certainty of the body and blood of Christ, while with the Enthusiasts there was certainty only of bread and wine, with the body and blood spiritualized away from the bread and wine. Luther's teaching on the Lord's Supper, however, is not a choice between alternatives but an insistence upon the whole. Body and blood may not be separated from bread and wine to fit the demands of reason. Christ simply does and gives what He ays and in Him and His Supper there is no gap between earthly and heavenly. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, The Springfielder, Fall 1963, p. 48.
Posted by William Weedon at 5:53 PM