18 May 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

With every human external thing alike there is no unity if the parts of a communion are alien in faith.  On the other hand, with every external human thing diverse, there is unity if there be harmony in faith.  Our Church desires uniformity not as if it were itself unity, or could be made a substitute for it, but because it illustrates unity, and is one of its natural tendencies and its safeguard. -- C. P. Krauth, *Conservative Reformation* p. 142.

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