17 December 2009

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Rather, because it places not just a moment or an hour but the whole of a man's life from birth to death under the promise and sign of the cross, Baptism is the ceaseless urging of God's grace seeking to become continually and repeatedly effective in the person's daily existence. As the action of grace, not of irresistible force, Baptism's gift and blessing can be rejected and lost. The power to reject it lies with man. The power to respond to Baptism's 'holy calling' comes with the gracious call itself. -- Richard Jungkuntz, *The Gospel of Baptism* p. 111

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