08 March 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Almighty God alone knows the point in time  when, with the incorporation of the last of the elect into the mystical body of His Son, the "whole Christ" is to be glorified in Head and members.  Pastoral duty in the face of the impending parousia is therefore to summon sinners in general - and not the least the sinful flesh remaining in Christians - to repentance, since faith lives not in speculation but in penitence (Ap. IV.152). -- Dr. John R. Stephenson, Eschatology, p. 97.

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