Quotation of the Week

Here, our quotation is from good ol’ brother Martin Luther. This sounds eerily familiar…

[The devil’s] doctrine is easily swallowed, for it is comprehensible to reason. But here, where I am peaceful and do not seek war but strive to bring salvation to all the world and preach the Gospel, war is already at hand. The devil senses that the people are being snatched from his toils and trap and are being led into the kingdom of the Lord Christ. Therefore he agitates whomever he can, and he himself wakes up and becomes mad and furious. Thus the peaceful must have a reputation as disturbers of the peace; they must bear the blame for creating discord. But those who break the peace and start the controversy boast that they are lovers of peace. Let it go! The devil rages this way to intimidate people, lest they adhere to the Gospel. Thus he slanders Christ, His followers, and the apostles as instigators of strife and discord (Luther’s Works, volume 23, pp. 291-292).

Can anyone say “the state of the PCA today?”

6 Comments

  1. Cris Dickason said,

    January 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Quotation of the Week!?! Are you sure you want to do this again?

    Since I’m OPC, that will [probably] be the extent of my comments.

  2. Phil Derksen said,

    January 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Me too – I don’t like that quote, since Luther was a Lutheran… :-)

  3. roberty bob said,

    January 12, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I was tempted to say that Luther’s Works are filthy rags and unrighteousness, but in the nick of time I resisted that temptation even though Luther himself would agree that this is true.

  4. Ron said,

    January 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    The PCA needs much prayer. Will you pray?

    The OPC needs much prayer too (but for different reasons). Will you pray?

    We all need much prayer…but don’t let the others who need much prayer make us feel that we aren’t in need of more grace than they.

  5. Hugh McCann said,

    January 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Amen & amen: Thus the peaceful MUST have a reputation as disturbers of the peace; they MUST bear the blame for creating discord. But those who break the peace and start the controversy boast that they are lovers of peace. Let it go!

    Shades of Elsa! :)


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