Concordia Theological Monthly

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social gospel, st. luke, st. mark, christian, faith, salvation, blind, ministry

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


What are social implications? We might ask first: What is meant by "social"? Obviously the answer is: Anything that Involves two or more people as distinguished from a situation that concerns one person, or individual, alone. To satisfy one probable Inquiry at once, we hasten to say that we want to forestall any suspicion as to any inclination toward a social gospel by stating that the message of the Gospel as we find it in the Holy Scriptures, although commonly proclaimed before social groups, is definitely addressed to the individual, since faith is clearly a matter of the individual, as Luther brings out so beautifully in his exposition of the Creed.


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Luke 17:21; Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 10:38; Acts 1:1; John 6:46-54; Mark 1:29-34; Matthew 8:14-17; Luke 4:38-41;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars