20 July 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The principal fruits [of the Eucharist] are: the showing of the Lord's death, the forgiveness of sins, the sealing of faith, spiritual union with Christ. The secondary are: renewal of the baptismal covenant, the arousing of love to God and our neighbor, the confirmation of patience and hope, the attestation of our resurrection, the serious amendment of life, public confession of Christ. -- Johann Gerhard, Loci Theologici XXII, chapter XX

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