09 November 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The Son of God had drawn near us, nearer He could not come, and this He did to draw us to God.  He came down to earth so we might go to heaven. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 358.


Chris said...

Not too different from the Irenaean/Athanasian dictum of "God became man that man might become [as] God."

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

I like the patristic way of putting it better. It has more content. It's more accurate. Nagel's version is watered down in comparion