social gospel, st. luke, st. mark, christian, faith, salvation, blind, ministry
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.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
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;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kretzmann, P. E.
"The Social Implications in the Gospels and in the Book of Acts,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 11, Article 38.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol11/iss1/38