-Wir sein pettler. Hoc est verum.--"We are beggars. This is true."--Martin Luther-

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lutheran Quote of the Day: Wingren on Man and the Scriptures

"Everyone who hears the Gospel is at the one time both created and fallen. We all belong to the humanity whose origin and fall is described in Gen. I-III, and whose salvation is intended when the New Testament kerygma is proclaimed. The unity of the Bible is to be found only in the fact that it is now being preached. The one who hears the Gospel holds together in his own person the first and last sections of the Bible, for it is his history which is narrated on the first pages of the Bible, and his future which is described on the last pages. He is the one addressed in the proclamation of the Gospel, which is the voice of God speaking to him."
-- Gustaf Wingren, "Creation and Law" p. 127

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