Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Hmmm...it looks like Luther wasn't the first.
I think it is obvious that Luther did not create a new religion or a new observance of Christianity with his nailing of the 95 Theses. He was simply the vessel through which God called by grace His holy catholic church back to orthodoxy. This was emphasized for me by Pr. William Weedon.
Patristic Quote for the day from Pastor Weedon:
What does this mean? That he has justified our race not by right actions, not by toils, not by barter and exchange, but by grace alone. Paul, too, made this clear when he said: “But now the justice of God has been made manifest apart from the Law.” But the justice of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ and not through any labor and suffering. -- St. John Chrysostom, *Against Judaizing Christians* Discourse VII:III 2
Thank you Brother Chrysostom and thank you Brother Weedon!