21 September 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Of course, the application of Scripture, explained legitimately and with a sound meaning, is either theoretical or practical. The theoretical application involves the knowledge of the truth, from which there is "teaching," and a refutation of falsehood, from which there is "reproof." The practical application involves: doing good, from which there is "training"; fleeing the evil of fault, from which there is "correction"; and enduring the evil of punishment, from there is "consolation."—Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Ministry II, p. 104.

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