Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran church, c.f.w. walther, christian, doctrine, sacraments, evangelical, salvation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


We are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and we glory in that fact. We rejoice that so many of us can meet to consider the welfare, the work, and the needs of this Church, and we are again mapping out our work in this our dear Church in order then to go back and to devote ourselves to the service of this Church which we love and to which we have dedicated our gifts, our labors, our possessions, yea, ourselves. And we do this because we are divinely convinced that our Church, together with all churches and church-bodies agreeing with us in doctrine and practise, is the true visible Church of God on earth. If we did not have this conviction, we should do better to adjourn at once and go home; for how can we devote all that we have and are to a Church if we are not convinced that this Church is the true visible Church? And what blessings can attend our labors if they are performed in doubt?


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Galatians 3:1; Galatians 5:4; Galatians 1:2; 1 John 5:20; Revelation 2:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars