14 January 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Gifts are best extolled as gifts when what is unique to each is extolled.  The Scriptures are intent to tell us what was unique in the Last Supper, not what it had in common with other meals and Passovers that were going on at the time.  Only at the Lord's Last Supper did he give his body and blood to be eaten and drunk. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Lutheran Forum, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 28.


Anonymous said...

To think that every time we are turning around someone is trying to compare that what happens at a passover. To the Lord's Supper the real Paschal Lamb.

Jeremy Loesch said...

Will, do you have this article from Lutheran Forum in your possession? It must be great. I'll search around their website for a reprint. Thanks for posting. Very helpful. Informative.


William Weedon said...

Only in print form, Jeremy. A one-time seminarian field worker here compiled to date all Nagel's published works, had it bound together, and gave me a copy! Hence the quotes of late.