Thursday, September 30, 2010
A Great Quote from Luther
"Where these two teachings, the Law and the Gospel, stay bright and clear and are correctly understood, there the sun and the moon, the two great lights which God has created to rule the day and the night send forth their rays. There light and darkness can be distinguished. There Gospel is the sun; the Law is the moon. The moon looks like a red-hot kettle when the sun does not shine on it. Without the Gospel the Law is ugly and terrible. But when the sun shines on the moon, the moon has a bright, white light. The moon rules the night; the sun rules the day. The Law serves this temporal life; the Gospel serves eternal life. As long as these two lights shine, one can distinguish day from night, light from darkness. But when these two lights are gone, nothing but night and blindness and darkness prevail."