Sunday, February 3, 2013

from the Great Confession of 1528

My grounds, on which I rest in this matter, are as follows:  The first is this article of our faith, that Jesus Christ is essential, natural, true, complete God and man in one person, undivided and inseparable.  The second, that the right hand of God is everywhere.  The third, that the Word of God is not false or deceitful.  The fourth, that God has and knows various ways to be present at a certain place, not only the single one of which the fanatics prattle, which the philosophers call "local."  Of this the sophists properly say: there are three modes of being present in a given place: locally or circumscriptively, definitively, repletively.
Blessed Martin Luther, Confession Concerning Christ's Supper

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