07 November 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

In the reborn we distinguish sins of weakness and faulty emotions from sins against conscience.  We say that only these latter, but not the former, are mortal in actuality.  You see, all sins, even the least significant are by their own nature mortal.  Nevertheless the sins of weakness are not imputed to the repentant, those who believe in Christ, those who live under the shadow of grace and resist the lusts of the flesh. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Church, pp. 443,444.

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