12 May 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

This one true God is merciful, for Christ says that God has given us His Son out of love. All of nature bears witness to God's benevolence, because He did not bring forth creation for His own sake, since within Himself He is perfect for all eternity, but He did this solely to share His benevolence with others. God's benevolence is a precious fountain that pours forth unceasing gifts and blessings, yet itself is never diminished. -- Johann Gerhard, *Postilla* II:15

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