22 January 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The priestly people are priestly coram Deo.  Among them there are priests distinct from them, made so, consecrated by the Lord.  There is no individual priest who has not been made a priest by the Lord.  Priests are only from the Lord toward the Lord.  They are ordained according to His mandate and institution, and thereby they are given what they are there for, and that is what they do toward the Lord on behalf of His people.  They do toward His people only what the Lord does with them, as His instruments for the Means of Grace which make, restore, and keep them as His people, holy people, priestly kingdom, which, because it is priestly, is never individual or lateral. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, CTM,  Vol. 61, No. 4, p. 279.

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