04 February 2014

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Such cleanliness no longer has any validity, but there must be “the covenant of a good conscience with God”; that is, you must feel in yourself a good and cheerful conscience—a conscience that is in league with God and can say: “He gave me this promise. He will keep it, for He cannot lie.” When you cling and cleave to His Word in this way, then you must be saved. Now the covenant is faith, which saves us. —Martin Luther. Luther's works, vol. 30: The Catholic Epistles (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald & H. T. Lehmann, Ed.) (1 Pe 3:22). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House.

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