03 July 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

God also wanted the propagation of the human race and the begetting and rearing of children to happen through marriage or the economic order for this purpose, so that the boundaries of the church might spread further and that from this nursery the seedlings of paradise and trees of righteousness might be transplanted into the pleasure garden of heaven. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Ecclesiastical Ministry, p. 5.

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