22 July 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Just as the sheepfold holds all the sheep - young and old, healthy and sick - so the church is the gathering of Christians, among whom some are strong in the faith, some weak, some innocent in faith and life, others stained with sin and error.  Just as wolves and other ravenous animals surround and lay siege to the sheepfold, so the church lives in the mist of wolves - tyrants, heretics, etc. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, *On the Church* p. 46.

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