Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran confessions, doctrine, fellowship, scriptures, luther, christianity

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


As one at the beginning of a new year views the religious scene, it cannot be denied that in the Lutheran Church more discussion of questions of doctrine and practice is taking place than has been witnessed in it for at least one, probably for more decades. The great issue is again whether the course of strict, uncompromising confessionalism which this journal and its chief ancestor, Lehre und Wehre, consistently sponsored from the very beginning is morally, that is, in the court of God and our own conscience, defensible, and not only defensible, but right, proper, just, and required. The opinion is frequently voiced that in this tragic world with its political convulsions, its class-strife and antagonisms and its bloody wars, to which must be added the wide-spread confusion, perplexity, and anxious seeking in the religious sphere, there is no room for a Church and a church-paper which firmly and unyieldingly insist on loyalty to the Lutheran Confessions and which oppose the plan of establishing fellowship on any other basis than such loyalty.


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Romans 16:17; Titus 3:10; 2 John 1:10; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; Matthew 16:6; Galatians 5:9; Proverbs 12:17; John 8:31-32; Matthew 28:20; 2 Timothy 3:16; Matthew 12:20;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars