18 December 2010

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

We are His dominion and by His grace we ourselves have dominion over sin, death, devil, hell, and eternal damnation.  This is sublime, for it really is true. -- Valerius Herberger, On the Great Works of God, p. 238.

1 comment:

Matt Carver (Matthaeus Glyptes) said...

The sublime quote in the immediate context is Luther's saying in response to Romans 14:8, which is awesome: "Domini sumus in nominativo et genitivo," or the variant, "Christi vivit et nos Christi sumus in nominativo et genitivo." We are the Lord's, and lords. Linguistic vagueness is used by God to great effect!