18 April 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

We affirm, that the efficacy of Christ's body and blood is not separable from them, but is wrought by them truly present; that this efficacy is direct and person, not mediated by the Holy Ghost, but by Christ Himself, substantially present; that this presence does not depend for its reality (but alone for its salutary results) upon the faith of the receive, and that its sole cause are the divine personality and beneficent will of the Institutor of the Supper. -- C. P. Krauth, *Conservative Reformation* p. 601.

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