Friday, April 20, 2012

The Comfort of Being A Sinner

“Luther taught that every time you insist that I am a sinner, just so often do you call me to remember the benefit of Christ my Redeemer, upon whose shoulders, and not upon mine, lie all my sins. So, when you say that I am a sinner, you do not terrify, but comfort me immeasurably.”

    — Thomas Oden, The Justification Reader
(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002), 5

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