20 April 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

After the sacrifice was made, two things were essential to securing its end:  first, that God should receive it; and second, that man should participate in it.  The burning of the sacrifice by fire from heaven was the means of God's accepting it on the one side; and eating of it, the means of man's participating on the other.  The truth is, that the sacrifice of the Old Testament resolves itself into the very elements we find in the Lord's Supper. -- C. P. Krauth, *Conservative Reformation* p. 591


Anonymous said...

The body and blood being the offering to God and the eating and drinking of the same as receiving the benefits?

William Weedon said...

Yes, the body and blood of our Lord are what He offered to His Father upon the Cross, and the benefits of that offering He now reaches us as we partake of them.