26 February 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

As the Church of Christ is hidden, so also is the righteousness and holiness of the believers.  Hidden is the working of God in the means of grace.  Hidden under the human words of Scripture and its proclamation is the Word of God.  In the Lord's Supper the body and blood of Christ are hidden under the earthly elements.  Always, however, this hiddenness is the hiddenness of His actual presence.  The cross of Christ is not just a sign, but a reality, because the Crucified One is not just a picture of God, but God Himself, God incarnate, the revealed God in the hiddenness of true humanity.  -- Hermann Sasse, *We Confess:  Jesus Christ* p. 52.

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