13 November 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

For when Christ appeared, His suffering and death did away before God with the sin of Adam and of the whole human race—namely, the former unbelief and disobedience—and He erected a new heaven of grace and forgiveness, so that this sin inherited from Adam will no longer keep us under the wrath and condemnation of God if we believe in this Savior. From now on, therefore, he who is damned dare no longer complain about Adam and his sin inherited from Adam; for this Seed of a woman, who was to crush the serpent’s head according to God’s promise (Gen. 3:15), has now come, paid for this sin, and removed the condemnation. But such a person must accuse himself, because he did not accept and believe in this Christ, who crushed the devil’s head and destroyed sin. -- Blessed Martin Luther on John 16:9

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