Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Luther quote:

from "Bondage of the Will"--

[611,613] "The essence of Christianity which you describe is chillier than ice...You fail to define the limits within which we should think of the will as acting and as being acted upon. Thus you keep us in ignorance as to how far the mercy of God extends, and how far our will extends; what man's will and God's mercy really do effect...It is our aim to inquire what free will can do, in what it is passive, and how it is related to the grace of God. If we know nothing of these things, we shall know nothing whatsoever of Christianity..."

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