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  • louise
    Here again Luther is completely right. No one can see faith, it is unseen; therefore no one can decide whether or not a man has faith. But faith shall be
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2005
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      "Here again Luther is completely right. No one can see faith, it is
      unseen; therefore no one can decide whether or not a man has faith.
      But faith shall be known by love. Nowadays we have wanted to make
      love into an unseen something, but against this Luther, together
      with Scripture, would protest, for love is Christianly the works of
      love. To say that love is a feeling and the like is really an
      unchristian conception. This is the esthetic definition of love and
      therefore fits the erotic and everything of that nature. But from a
      Christian point of view love is the works of love. Christ's love
      was not intense feeling, a full heart, etc., it was rather the work
      of love."

      Soren Kierkegaard, not dated, 1849.
      tr. Hong & Hong [Indiana U.P. 1975]
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