Daily Luther: Where Does Jesus Talk to You Today?
“Even though the Word is uttered by men,” says Luther, “it is not their word, but the Word of God …. Hence there is no need of climbing up into heaven to obtain remission of sins. God has put the forgiveness of sins into holy Baptism, into the Lord’s Supper, and into the Word. Yes, He has put it into the mouth of every Christian when he comforts you and assures you of the grace of God through the merit of Jesus Christ, so that you should accept and believe it just as if Christ Himself had with His own mouth assured you of it.” (St. L. XIII:2439 ff.)