Tuesday, November 10, 2009

C.F.W. Walther Quote

"The second type of so-called orthodox Christians, on the contrary, maintains that with Christ, a person can continue to sin safely. These individuals portray Christ as a servant of sin. They, too, have a false Christ in their heart. Christ wants to cover our sins, but He also wants to take them away. He wants to clothe us with His righteousness, but He also wants to take shape in us, to be the High Priest who reconciles us with God, and to be the King who rules over and in us. He suffered and died to atone for our sins, but He also rose and ascended into heaven that He might live in us and we in Him and so we might walk in new life." *God Grant It!* p. 888

HT: The Rev. William Weedon


Peter said...
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Jonathan said...

Is it just me, or does that picture make him look a bit like Skeletor? Is there some Law/Gospel symbolism there?

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Jonathan:

I think it's more like the harshness of life in the 19th century than anything else. This was well before Flintstone vitamins and Noxema.