16 October 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

There is only one church, as there is only one faith and one Gospel (Eph. 4:4.5). Orthodoxy—that is doctrinal and sacramental conformity to this one faith—is the divinely willed condition of the Church. Heterodoxy, on the other hand, opposes other teachings to the one doctrinal, sacramental truth, and so disfigures the one faith according to alien and illicit patterns. Such false teachings and teachers are to be clearly renounced and abandoned.—Prof. Kurt Marquart, The Church, p. 59.

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