03 January 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

When Luther speaks of God he speaks in the spirit of John, "We have fellowship with God."...He spoke of the highest and deepest things so that children were able to understand.  Children are spontaneous.  They do not need a doctrine or a system to smoothen out the contrast of the things they have seen in life.  His Small Catechism shows his childlike faith and how spontaneously he lived and was able to express what he lived.  He reached his height in the explanation of the Second Article of the Apostles' Creed - "that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom." -- B. von Schenk, *The Presence* p. 156.

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