29 January 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

What Dr. Luther says against the Roman priests is not to get rid of them in order to put "the priesthood of all believers" in their place.  That would be to replace one piece of popery with another.  What was wrong with popery was not that it was popery, but that it infringed the one and only atoning sacrifice for sin done by Christ alone, and so done once, for all, sure, complete.  To suggest something other or more is rob Christ of having done it all.  This is confessed and defended by a satis est.  Not Christ plus something more, but Christ and what he alone has done and delivers in the preaching of the Gospel and the holy Sacraments according to the Gospel.  -- Dr. Norman Nagel, CTM Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 281,2.

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