09 August 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Don't we maintain that when spiritual grace is dispensed to those who believe by the hands of a holy and faithful minister, it is still not the minister himself who justifies, but the One of whom it is said that He "justifies the ungodly" (Rom. 4:5)? ... Therefore, whether a man receives the Sacrament of Baptism from a faithful or a faithless minister, his whole hope is in Christ, so that he does not fall under the condemnation that cursed is he who puts his hope in man!—St. Augustine, On Baptism, against the Donatists, 3.49.

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