18 September 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

We freely admit that, as regards the power of order, there is a difference between bishops and presbyters, and that with respect to it, bishops are above presbyters. As regards the power of jurisdiction, however, we do not acknowledge that there is by divine right some inequality between bishops and presbyters, because we can conclude the opposite from Scripture.—Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Ministry II, p. 48.

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