28 August 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

No, the preaching office has a higher source. It is a holy, divine office. God, the Most High, established it to be the proper means through which His people could be led to blessedness.—C. F. W. Walther, God Grant It!, p. 673.


Chris said...

What does he mean by proper? Is he at all trying to shortchange the Eucharist or the Sacraments?

William Weedon said...

No, Predigtamt was just the technical term for the pastoral office - he's clearly talking about the whole enchilada.