19 May 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The Fathers held, in the Supper, to the true presence of the elements, and so cannot be harmonized with Romish Transubstantiation: they taught a true presence of the body and blood of Christ, and so cannot be harmonized with the Calvinistic spiritualism. Alike in their assertions and negations, they accord with the positive doctrine of the Lutheran Church, and the antithesis of that doctrine to error. - C. P. Krauth, *The Conservative Reformation* p. 751


Anonymous said...

Pastor, can you clarify the last part of this quote starting with "they accord with...". Thanks,

William Weedon said...


He must means that the early church, like the Lutherans, spoke similarly both about what was true and not true in regards to the Supper.