The Descendant

“‘I will put enmity between . . . thy seed and her seed,’ God says. This amounts to saying: You, Satan, have attacked and deceived man through the woman that through sin you might pose as their head and their lord. I, in turn, shall lie in wait for you with the very same weapon. I will take the woman and raise up a Descendant form her, and the Descendant will crush your head. Through sin you have corrupted and made guilty of death the nature of mankind; but out of this very flesh I will produce such a man as shall crush and lay low both you and all your powers.”

Martin Luther, What Luther Says, 393. (I should have bought this wonderful book – an anthology of Luther quotes organized by topic – long ago!)

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About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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