Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We Cannot Depart from Pure Doctrine

Quoting C.F.W. Walther:

We know quite well that it is the duty of every individual Christian to be faithful to the truth, but thousands of simple Christians cannot see through the lies of false teachers. They simply cling to Christ in faith. Even though, by the grace of God, we have the full truth, yet we do not consider ourselves one whit better than others, we claim no better heaven, instead we rejoice over the fact that someday we will be saved together with them. But we cannot depart from pure doctrine. Woe to us, if we do not firmly cling to it! "To whom much is given, of him shall much be required." With great joy we can bear the insults that our opponents may heap upon us because of this.

Quoted from C.F.W. Walther, Essays for the Church, Vol. 1 (St. Louis: Concordia, 1992) 108.

1 comment:

Jim Robertson said...

Now, as concerning faith, we ought to be invincible, and more hard, than the adamant stone; but, as touching charity, we ought to be soft, and more flexible than the reed or leaf that is shaken with the wind, and ready to yield to everything. Martin Luther