28 November 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Although in our prayers, alms, and fasts, we by no means follow that external pomp of ceremonies, and though we do not perform our works before people to gain their applause, yet in this area we follow Christ's prescription in Matthew 6:1ff.  From this, however, one can by no means attribute to us a neglect of the exercises of piety, for "the day of the Lord will reveal what was done in secret." -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Church, p. 608.

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