Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How Is Our Spirtual Life Preserved?

Since all our daily sins automatically register in our conscience as guilt, our spiritual life is preserved only in this way that the handwriting of our guilt is daily and continuously blotted out by faith in the reconciliation which Christ has accomplished.
Francis Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol. II (St. Louis: Concordia, 1950) 411.


Anonymous said...

Pieper is right on here with this comment. God does and has to preserve the faith He has created through the Word of Law and Gospel. Without this rich, forgiving, spiritual food, the plant which is the soul dries up, starves, and withers away. This is none other than apostasy, or the falling away from faith. See Psalm 1, and Matthew 13:1-23.

Modern day individuals (even Lutherans) do not realize nor take this to heart, that they need daily to drink and eat of this rich soul food and live.

Thanks for your great blog, Scott!

Pr. Rod Zwonitzer
Emmanuel Lutheran/Dearborn, MI

Kari said...

Hey, Scott. Hope you're having a great time off with your family, it is well deserved, but I do miss your great blob posts.