16 July 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

How shall we think about those who are our fathers and mothers in the faith in light of the commandment of God, "Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother that it may go well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth"? At this point I am not referring to our physiological parents, but to those who are ecclesiastical fathers, and to the church, that Jerusalem from above, who is our mother. If we do not honor father and mother, we have the sure, unerring, and hard Word of God that it will not go well with us. — Dr. Kenneth Korby, The Pastoral Office and the Priesthood of Believers, Lord Jesus Christ, Will You Not Stay? p. 344.

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