28 July 2020

Luther and Lewis

Thus, with His own example, Christ first wants to admonish us, saying that each one should help promote God’s kingdom and Word with temporal, bodily goods, if he cannot or will not let himself be a preacher.—Martin Luther, Sermon for Trinity 7, AE 78:237

But when God created Man he gave him such a constitution that, if the highest part of it rebelled against Himself, it would be bound to lose control over the lower parts: i.e. in the long run to suffer Death. This provision may be regarded equally as a punitive sentence [‘In the day ye eat of the fruit ye shall die’], as a mercy, and as a safety-device.—C. S. Lewis, Business of Heaven, p. 193.

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