31 October 2018

No Other Foundation

You can see it in the Wittenberg Altarpiece, but if you missed it, the inscription at the top makes it clear: "No other foundation: Jesus Christ!" And so, oddly, the whole structure of the Church's sacramental life is depicted largely, upheld by the foundation, the outspread arms of the Crucified, to whom Luther is pointing from his open Bible in the pulpit. And so the stones in the background: He's the foundation. He upholds the lot. The Church literally rests on Him, upheld by His outstretched arms. Blessed Reformation 501!

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