Strange Quote of the Day: F. E. Mayer

4fbb0410047225fd235a0b49b6918aa9“The Christian is instructed to view the divine work of creation in its soteriological significance, since God is our Creator that we may benefit from Christ’s work. For that reason the Confessions are concerned, not with describing the creation of the world as a historic fact in the distant past, but rather with establishing the significance of the creation for the individual: ‘God has created me and all creatures.’ It is this soteriological emphasis, which prompts the Lutheran Confessions to say that God has done this not from any motive of self-glorification, from eros, an egotistic love, but as a loving Father who provides His children with all they need in temporal and spiritual blessings.”

—”The Lutheran Church,” The Religious Bodies of America

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