21 May 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Here we have the answer to the greatest and most difficult question in the whole world, to wit, Where is the Christian Church to be sought?  (1) Where Jesus Christ alone is set up as the cornerstone of our salvation; (2) where the Gospel is offered in such a way that people's consciences are purified by the astringent wine of repentance-preaching, and where the precious balm of Jesus Christ' all-availing blood is proclaimed; and (3) where the Word of God is heard and defended in its purity and without human inventions - there is Bethel, there is the House of God, there is the true Christian Church... Outside of this Church there is no salvation.  -- Blessed Valerius Herberger, The Great Works of God III/IV, p. 272.

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