16 March 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

While man is helpless to deliver himself, or to prepare himself for divine grace, or even to respond to this grace as it approaches him, and thus his acceptance of God's grace comes from new powers which grace has brought, nevertheless, the freedom of the will is still preserved in man's ability to resist God's grace.  All man's help must come from God; all his ruin comes from himself. -- H. E. Jacobs, *Elements* p. 67.

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