22 December 2009

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The question of whether this righteousness has truly become ours is not to be answered by an appeal to our own feelings or sentiments. Such is the dialectic of the Christian faith that God's law finds him guilty even when he feels no guilt. God's Gospel, on the other hand, declares him not guilty and righteous even when he feels most despicable. God's promises are sure. -- Ernest Koenker, *Worship in Word and Sacrament* p. 13

1 comment:

Matthias Flacius said...

This is most certainly true. The law will find guilt and sin and Christ always desires to forgive it.