08 November 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

By no means do we despise the ancients; rather, we consider them as fathers.  If they propose anything in harmony with the voice of our heavenly Father, we accept that with faithful obedience.  But if they propose something not in harmony, we prefer the voice of our heavenly Father.  We consider them as lights, not as deities; as witnesses of the faith, not as judges. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Church, p. 444.

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