22 March 2013

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Man offers to God; this is sacrifice. God gives back to man; this is sacrament. The oblation, or thing offered, supplies both the sacrifice and the sacrament, but with this difference, that under the Old Dispensation God received part and man received part; but under the New, God receives all and give back all: Jesus Christ, in His own divine person, makes that complete which was narrowed under the Old Covenant, by the necessary limitations of mere matter.—C. P. Krauth, The Conservative Reformation, p. 591.

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