01 August 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

So in the action of the Eucharist the minister acts as an ambassador in the place of Christ, who is Himself there present, and through the ministers pronounces these words: 'This is My body, do this, etc." and for this reason His Word is efficacious.  Therefore it is not a man, the minister, who by his consecration and blessing makes bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, but Christ Himself by means of His Word. —Blessed Dr. Martin Chemnitz, Examen II:229

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