A Jagged Contention: A Bound Spirit

A Bound Spirit


“As Luther once went the lonely way between Rome and Spiritualism, so the Lutheran Church today stands alone between the world powers of Roman Catholicism on the one hand and modern Protestantism on he other. Her doctrine which teaches that the Spirit is bound to the means of grace is as inconceivable to modern people in the twentieth century as it was to their predecessors in the sixteenth”

– Herman Sasse “The Lonely Way, Vol 2” (138)


Would we still say this is true? Is the doctrine of the Spirit binding himself to the means of grace the teaching that places Lutherans on what Sasse calls “The Lonely Way”?

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