12 September 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

We use our access to God to thank Him on their behalf for His loving kindness and generosity to them because they are not yet in the position to do so themselves.  This is an aspect of intercession that has received scant attention in recent times, but it was prominent both in Judaism and the Early Church.  They believed that the Church was appointed to serve, together with the angels, as a single choir that voiced thanks and praise to God on behalf of the whole human race.  -- Dr. John Kleinig, *Grace upon Grace* p. 211.

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