You Must Become Sick

I’ve been reading the new “readers’ edition” of C.F.W. Walther’s “Law and Gospel.” This book has always been excellent, and this new edition finally makes it more readable and usable in English. I highly recommend it.

I just had to share a particularly choice quote that I came across while reading this morning.

If you wish to believe in Christ, you must first become sick, for Christ is a doctor only for those who are sick. You must first be a lost and condemned sinner, for He came to seek and to save that which is lost. First you must be a lost sheep, for He is the Good Shepherd who goes in search of lost sheep.

~C.F.W. Walther “Law & Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible,” p. 104,  CPH, 2010.

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