22 September 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The Bereans are commended in Acts 17:11 because they passed judgment on the teaching of Paul and Silas "from the Scripture," not from the appearance of an apparent antiquity.  Therefore in just the same way, it is our duty not to be moved by the attractive pretext of antiquity but to pass judgment from Scripture about any doctrine as to whether it is truly ancient.  -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Church, p. 300.

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