Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

Is this not a miracle? You take a handful of different seeds and scatter them around on the same patch of soil where they get the same kind of nourishment, moisture, and attention, yet they never get confused. Rather, each one brings forth its own kind: one white, the other yellow. Up they spring, sweet and sour, brown and black, red and green, perfumed and putrid, lofty and lowly. Similarly, though we may be buried like seeds in God’s field, we will not be confused with one another on the Last Day, but each man shall come out in his own flesh, albeit incorruptible (Job 19:26; 1 Cor. 15:38).

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 8
p. 76

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Ante-Nicene Father Quote of the Day

Do not pray like the hypocrites, but rather as the Lord commanded in His Gospel, like this: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily (needful) bread, and forgive us our debt as we also forgive our debtors. And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one (or, evil); for Thine is the power and the glory for ever..

Pray this three times each day.

The Didache

Ch. 8

Modern Lutheran Quote of the Day

It is confessed that the sin of the first man reduced all the race to the condition of his fallen nature. It follows, then, that without some Divine arrest of natural consequence, the penalty which attended that condition in him would attend it in us. In his case the penalty was death, so then must it be in ours. Death is so tenaciously allied to sin that only God can separate them.

Charles Porterfield Krauth
The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology
p. 410-11

Modern Lutheran Quote of the Day

Rationalism has made it a reproach that the doctrine of original sin lies at the foundation of the evangelical system. We accept the reproach as in fact a concession that the evangelical system grounds itself, where alone a just system in regard to human restoration can be grounded; for the first question when disease is to be cured is, Wat is that disease? Is it so trifling as to need no physician? Can a man heal it himself? Will it heal itself simply by the general energy of the system? of is it radical true disease, mortal in its highest order, and remedies of the most exquisite adaptation and potency? To all of these questions, with characteristic simplicity and practical force, our great Confession replies, when it says: “Original sin is truly sin.”

Charles Porterfield Krauth
The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology
p. 406-407

Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

Without light, nothing in the whole world would be beautiful. Likewise, without You, no idea, no expression, no sermon, and no speech is beautiful. I would rather not live than not know You, O Lord Jesus. It were better for those who do not know You never to have been born.

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 6
p. 62