02 September 2016

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

And as nature's works do not precede or make nature, but nature must first be present and do the works out of and by virtue of herself; so also the works of faith do not make faith, but they follow and spring from faith. So there must be works, but they have no merit nor saving power, but all salvation and merit must first be present in faith.—Martin Luther, Homily on Gospel for Trinity XIV, Church Postils

No comments: