Tuesday, June 2, 2009

God Is Master of This Art

Quoting from Luther's Large Catechism on the Seventh Commandment:

In short, if you steal much, you can expect that much will be stolen from you. He who robs and gets by violence and wrong will submit to one who shall act the same way toward him. For God is master of this art. Since everyone robs and steals from one another, God punishes one thief by means of another. Or else where would we find enough gallows and ropes.

LC, Part I, 245. Quoted from Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, (St. Louis: CPH, 2006) 386-387.

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