Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith, dogmas, christian, doctrine, open questions, rationalism

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the first place, it is not true that our dogmas come into existence gradually and that hence there are articles of faith "which are still in the process of formation, and others which as yet have either not at all or merely by way of beginning been drawn into the stream of events in which dogmas take shape." It is not true that some articles of faith have come down to us "as undecided, unfinished questions, incomplete structures, as open questions," because concerning these things one does not yet find unanimous agreement in the Lutheran Church.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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John 10:16; Acts 15:11; Acts 26:22; Acts 13:32-33; John 5:39, 45-47; Acts 17:11; Ephesians 2:20; Galatians 4:26; Ephesians 4:5; John 8:32; 2 Timothy 3:7; Jude 1:3;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars