11 May 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

It is the work of the Holy Spirit to illumine the mind and kindle the heart to the reception of the great gift which the glorious Savior, present in His own Person, offers to the soul.  The whole Christ is truly present after the incomprehensible manner of that world of mystery and verity in which He reigns.  He applies, to faith, at His table the redemption which he wrought upon the cross.  Through His body and blood He purchased our salvation - truly and supernaturally; through His body and blood He applies salvation - truly and supernaturally.  In Christ's Supper, as in His person, the human and natural is the organ of the divine and supernatural which glorifies it.  As in the redemption, so it is in the Sacrament. -- C. P. Krauth, *Conservative Reformation* p. 465.

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