Sunday, February 1, 2009

Simul Justus et Peccator

“Righteous and at the same time a sinner.”
(Martin Luther)

Luther recognized that although we are redeemed by the blood of Christ and judged righteous on this basis, we remain sinners before our ultimate glorification at the end of the age.

The song
Amazing Love by Billy James Foote contains these oft-repeated lines:
Amazing love, I know it’s true:
It’s my joy to honor you.
In all I do I honor You.
News flash: In all I do, I do not honor God. I cannot sing these words without lying. I wish those who would impose this song on a congregation would tighten up the theology.

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