04 January 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Neither congregation or Minister has anything except what each has been given. What each is the instrumentality of is to be done by each. When done instrumentally, verbs entrusted by the Lord, which puts us into the doing of them, cannot be brought into conflict without denying Him as the Giver and the Doer; His our salvation, His the means of grace, His the holy ministry, His the church, His the congregation, His the Voters' Assembly. He is the Lord in the way of the cross. Lording it over, tyranny, totalitarian thinking are rejected for those who are His. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Concordia Journal, October 1989, p. 441.

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