Thursday, February 2, 2012

Luther quotes

Many now talk only about the forgiveness of sins and say very little or nothing about repentance. There neither is forgiveness of sins without repentance nor can forgiveness of sins be understood without repentance. It follows that if we preach the forgiveness of sins without repentance that the people imagine that they have already obtained the forgiveness of sins, becoming thereby secure and without compunction of conscience.” Martin Luther, Instructions for the Visitors of Parish Pastors in Electoral Saxony, LW, AE,40:274

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