26 April 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The faith in what God is doing does not exclude our responsibility but rather includes it. This means renouncing everything that is destructive of the genuine holy ministry instituted by Christ and the genuine congregation instituted by Him, everything that makes of what Christ has instituted a place for exercising our own lust for power, whether clerical or congregational. The office of the ministry is not lord over the congregation (2 Cor. 1:24); the congregation is not lord over the office of the ministry (Gal. 1). Both are under Him who alone is Lord; in Him they are one. - Hermann Sasse, *We Confess: The Church* p. 83

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