13 September 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

In their place, good ancient customs are of course valuable as symbols, badges, and reminders of continuity with apostolic truth. They must never be allowed to carry independent weight, however, which can then be exploited against the truth. Once apostolic truth has been ascertained, then no incantations to the contrary of "Church! Church!" by mitred dignitaries or democratic mobs may be allowed the slightest standing. That is Luther's true, evangelical apostolicity and catholicity or "sobornost."—Prof. Kurt Marquart, The Church, p. 29.

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