Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Articulus Catholicus

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doctrine, justification, messiah, christian, articulus, catholic, israel, salvation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


We have all heard, and had impressed upon us, that the true doctrine concerning justification by faith alone is the articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae. The truth of this statement has often been confirmed and established in our publications. But this article concerning justification by faith alone is not only the articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae, but it is also the articulus catholicus; that is to say, it is a teaching which has always been taught by all faithful teachers everywhere in the Christian Church.


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

Acts 10:43; Acts 3:24; Acts 26:22; Mark 1:27; Acts 17:19; Romans 4:1-4; Genesis 3:15; Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 15:6; Genesis 26:3; Genesis 28:14; Genesis 49:10-12; Hebrews 11:26; John 5:46;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars