24 February 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

What a man regards as good can be sin in the eyes of God, for instance an Aristotelian ethicist's striving for virtue.  What human wisdom considers good fortune and therefore strives for - health, success, affluence - these things God in His wisdom may see as harmful for a person's good and so deny them.  In God's judgment sickness, failure, and poverty may be far better.  And God's judgment is not mistaken, even when it contradicts all human reason. -- Hermann Sasse, *We Confess:  Jesus Christ* pp. 50,51.

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