22 July 2010

Luther: Two Seats

For the Scriptures teach me that God established two seats for men, a judgment seat for those who are still secure and proud and will neither acknowledge nor confess their sin, and a mercy seat for those whose conscience is poor and needy, who feel and confess their sin, dread his judgment, and yearn for his grace.

And this mercy seat is Christ himself.
--Martin Luther, Luther's Works, 51:278

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