Homilies, Musings, and What-not from a Lutheran Pastor
02 January 2014
Old Lutheran Quote of the Day
Members of the congregation in calling a minister to perform these public functions do not abdicate their rights, gifts, or privileges as kings and priests to whom the Lord has committed the means of grace. They still retain all their rights and privileges as spiritual priests and still administer them in their private capacity. They simply appoint someone as a minister to discharge the public functions which they cannot discharge directly in their own persons.—C.H. Little, Lutheran Confessional Theology.