C.F.W. Walther Quote

“When we shall have arrived in our heavenly fatherland, this is what we shall say: ‘If I had my own way, I should have never found salvation; and even supposing I had found it by myself, I should have lost it again.  Thou, O God, dist come and draw me to Thy Word, partly by tribulation, partly by anguish of heart, partly by sickness, etc.  All these things Thou hast used as means to begin me into heaven, while I was always striving for perdition.’  Yonder we shall see — and marvel — that there has not been an hour when God did not work in us to save us, and that there has not been an hour when we — wanted to be saved.  Indeed, we are forced to say to God: ‘Thou alone hast redeemed me; Thous alone dost save me.’  Verily, as sure as there is a living God in heaven, I cannot do anything towards my salvation.”

C.F.W Walther “The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel

For his story go to: http://liberate.org/2013/11/11/better-know-a-theologian-c-f-w-walther/

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