My heart is occasionally strangely warmed by the secret Lutheran doctrine (a secret to many Reformed, who express shock when you tell them about it) of universal objective justification.
Love that description of universal justification as a “secret Lutheran doctrine”. It had been something of a secret from me until earlier this week. Frankly I get the impression we find it almost as embarrassing as the Reformed find it shocking: the madwoman in our doctrinal attic. But really it is something by which we should find our hearts “strangely warmed”.
PDuggie also steals my thunder by drawing attention to the link with N.T. Wright’s approach to stating the gospel. Shhh! You’re ruining my punchline!