17 January 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Faith has nothing to speak apart from what it is given.  What it is given is everything and always more.  It is impossible to add them up.  The opposite of this is paying attention to ourselves.  The opposite of faith is unbelief which refuses to receive every good from God.  A god from whom gifts are not received is an idol.  "It keeps account." -- Dr. Norman Nagel, CJ July 1992, p. 230.

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