12 September 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

An inevitable corollary of the Atonement is a tremendous respect for the worth and dignity of the individual human soul... If Hans and Jan and James are so important that God remembered them in eternity and for eternity, we must remember them in time... They are not pawns on the chessboards of madness... They are not units in an army... If they are Christians, they are sons of God; if they are not, they are still men for whom Christ died... Their importance is absolute and ultimate... O.P. Kretzmann *The Pilgrim* pp. 21, 22 (Reflecting on war)

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