11 November 2016

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

For the holy church sins and stumbles or can even err, as the Lord’s Prayer teaches. However, it does not defend or excuse itself, but humbly asks for forgiveness and improves itself as it is able. Thus it is forgiven so that henceforth its sin is no longer reckoned as sin.—Martin Luther, A Letter Concerning His Book on the Private Mass

1 comment:

Carl H said...

Luther says the church "improves itself as it is able." So I wonder why, to the best of my knowledge, there have been no serious efforts in recent generations to improve upon the Lutheran Confessions since the Book of Concord was compiled. The opportunities for strengthening their witness with regard to facts, logic, structure and tone are not hard to spot. Any thoughts?