03 August 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Through the woman Eve, death came to all human beings. On account of this, Christ wanted His resurrection, which brings us righteousness and life, to be told to others by women. At the fall of the first human being, these three worked together: the devil, who deceived; the woman, who proclaimed his talk further; the man, who ate and corrupted human nature. So also at Christ's resurrection, these three work together: Christ who rose and redeemed human nature; the angel, who proclaimed the resurrection; and the women, who carried the joyful message further. —Blessed Martin Chemnitz, Treasury, p. 588.

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