Concordia Theological Monthly

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unity, faith, open questions, johann gerhard, doctrine, fellowship, st. augustine

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Johann Gerhard, whose authority is adduced against us, is of the same well-founded opinion [that, while in this life not a higher unity than a fundamental one is possible, errors that arise in a church-body should not be treated with indifference, even if they are of a non-fundamental character]. He writes against the papists, who place unity among the marks of the Church: ''It must be added that unity of faith and doctrine in the Church is not a perfect and absolute one in this life; for at times controversies occur between members of the true Church through which this holy unity is torn.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 13:9; Acts 11:2; Galatians 2:11; Acts 15:39; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:2;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars