20 March 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

This sin is something inborn, which is first to be pardoned, then controlled, and finally annihilated by a new birth, by the grace of God, by the work of the Holy Spirit, by the entrance on the glory of heaven, by the mighty power by which a risen Savior is to raise these vile bodies and make them like His own body. -- Krauth, *Conservative Reformation* p. 406


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Our bodies are not vile. Slavery to them is.

William Weedon said...

Krauth was merely quoting from the AV Phil 3:21. He knows that the body per se is not evil. Modern translations render the "of humiliation" more like "lowly."