Believe!

From The Foolishness of God by Siegbert W. Becker

‘Believing,’ for Luther, meant simply an acceptance of the bare Word of God and a trust-filled resting on its promises.

It’s so simple that we miss it every time.

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Herman Sasse on Human Reasoning in the Face of Death

Receive these words as comfort, for that is the great benefit of theology!

There can be no good, as we see things, in someone lying for years in a sickbed with an incurable ailment and then slowly and painfully dying. Yet God may see something very good in such an apparently meaningless fate. “When God makes alive, he does it by killing, when he justifies he does it by making men guilty, when he exalts to heaven he does it by bringing down to hell,” Luther says in The Bondage of the Will about God’s dealings that cannot be comprehended by our reason.

Praise God the Crucified One is Risen!