31 May 2013

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

"When there is no vision" or prophesy, that is, when the public, ecclesiastical ministry ceases, "the people will rebel."... When the preaching of the Word is taken away, the people are stripped of the true and saving knowledge of God; they become rebellious and disobedient to God their Creator; they are idle and cease to be eager for good works; and they "are scattered like sheep not having a shepherd."—Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Ministry I:6.

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