18 September 2007

Searching Words from Henry Hamann

How many Lutherans live as men who know themselves forgiven by God, as His friends in Jesus Christ, as His children and heirs; as men who need fear no future, no foe, no catastrophe since the God who has redeemed them has also created them and still preserves them; as men who can freely serve their fellows, and are glad to do it especially in their respective callings, since in Christ they are masters of this world and universe: as men who can enjoy all that this world has to offer, while being alive to the dangers in it which may entrap their souls? My experience seems to suggest that men like this are few and far between and that the great majority of Lutherans, too, live as though
the Law were God's final word to men, and not his Word in Christ Jesus.

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