29 April 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The renewal consists in this: that the Holy Spirit enlightens us, sanctifies us, works a new motivation in our understanding, will, and heart. With His power He stifles the old man within us, crucifies the flesh with its lusts; and, contrariwise, puts on us the new man.... The rebirth is performed once and is immediately completed, but the renewal extends itself throughout an entire lifetime, and will first be totally completed in eternal life. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, *Scholia Pietatis* p. 185

1 comment:

Matt Phillips said...

Good stuff. Christ for me and in me and through me for my neighbor.