14 May 2013

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Each sin, a transgression of the divine Law, is an offense to the high majesty of the eternal, holy, and just God and thus merits eternal rejection by God. Nevertheless, there are degrees of offense. A person who is continually plagued by certain sins can still receive forgiveness and stand in God's grace, while other sins necessarily exclude a person from God's kingdom and holy fellowship.—C. F. W. Walther, God Grant It!, p. 440.


Unknown said...

Positively Anselmian and still utterly repugnant.

William Weedon said...

What I found and find superbly useful is Walther's insight that while all sin is an offense in the sight of God, it is not true that all sins damage us in the same way. Some are far, far more damaging than others. It's very useful.