18 September 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Ultimately it is a question of the right distinction between Law and Gospel. Where that distinction is denied in principle or abolished in practice, the church will either be reduced legalistically to a particular visible, juridical structure, or else it will evaporate into an abstract, universalistic invisibility, projecting upon mankind, in false magnanimity, the cruel illusion of salvation through Law, nature knowledge, and sincere self-disposition.—Prof. Kurt Marquart, The Church, p. 37, 38.

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