Started by ptmccain, August 01, 2007, 06:51:41 PM
Quote from: ptmccain on August 01, 2007, 06:51:41 PMIn the fight against apostasy from the church, the church has itself only too often forsaken Christ. Thus the confessing church has ever and again become the denying church. The history of Simon Peter, who was the first to express the confession of the church and the first to deny the Lord, has been repeated in the history of the church. But something else is also repeated therein: the tears of repentance and the reinstatement into the office, and this is the office of confession, of bearing witness, of martyrdom."Source:Hermann SasseThe Confession of the ChurchThe Lonely Way, p. 113.