Tuesday 4 October 2005

The victory of faith

“Actual progress [in the Christian life] will show itself concretely just in this: that we understand better and better that we are absolutely dependent on grace. As Luther said at the end of his life, ‘It is verily true; we are beggars!’ That is the only sense in which we can speak of the victory of faith.”

—Karl Barth, Credo: A Presentation of the Chief Problems of Dogmatics with Reference to the Apostles’ Creed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1936), p. 202.

1 Comment:

existentialist said...

I like this, absolutely dependent on grace. Not independent as hog on ice. Thanks.

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