24 July 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

God's calling is so effectual that through it things begin to exist that did not previously.  Rom. 4:17: "God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they are." Thus through God's calling ministers are equipped with the gifts necessary for rightly taking on the duties of the office committed to them. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Ministry, p. 72.

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