12 March 2013
New Lutheran Quote of the Day
The question they [the Confessors] then had to answer was wherein the true unity of the church consists. On the basis of God's Word they confessed that it is not to be found in unity of traditions or ceremonies, but in the one God and in the sacraments instituted by our Lord. They declined the false view of the church's unity which sees this unity in what human beings have arranged or devised, such as a great constitution or a uniform liturgy. Our church has never taught that in areas such as these there have to be differences. On the contrary, there have always been efforts to preserve unity also in these area.—Hermann Sasse, We Confess: the Church, p. 56.