Monday, November 26, 2012

Believing that the Sacraments Save is Judaism (Ulrich Zwingli)

"For if we think otherwise of the sacraments, as that when externally used they cleanse internally, Judaism is restored, which believed that crimes were expiated, and grace, as it were, purchased and obtained, by various anointings, ointments, offerings, victims, and banquets. Nevertheless, the prophets, especially Isaiah and Jeremiah, always most steadfastly urged in their teaching that the promises and benefits of God are given by God's liberality, and not with respect to merits or external ceremonies." 

Ulrich Zwingli in Samuel Macauley JacksonJohn Martin Vincent, and Frank Hugh Foster, Huldreich Zwingli, The Reformer of German Switzerland: 1484 - 1531 (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1903), 469, 470.

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