28 September 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Unlike justification, sanctification is gradual, and has its degrees. The old man is more and more put off, and the new man more and more put on. "Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." 2 Cor. 4:16 The power of grace more and more subdues the remnants of natural depravity, which constantly tempt to sin. Through this struggle, the child of God constantly advances toward perfection. He works out his salvation, while God works in him, Phil. 2:12,13. - Henry E. Jacobs, *Elements of Religion* p. 191

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