God Works by Contraries

A quote from Martin Luther

God works by contraries so that a man feels himself lost in the very moment when he is on the verge of being saved.  When God is about to justify a man, He damns him.  Whom He would make alive, He must first kill...Man must first cry out that there is no health in him...when a man believes himself to be utterly lost, light breaks.  Peace comes in the Word of God through faith.

I wrote this on a napkin at a restaurant (Harry's Hofbrau) - copied from "Modern Reformation" back in August.

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