Concordia Theological Monthly

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missouri synod, christian, pastors, peace, doctrine, war, ft. wayne

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the name of the Prince of Peace, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever, we are assembled here for the purpose of considering ways and means to bring the Gospel of peace to a war-tom world and to build, maintain, and extend His Kingdom of Grace and peace in a world enslaved by sin and Satan, harassed by war and rumors of war, by malice and hatred and deadly enmity. Almost one hundred years ago a considerably smaller number of men came together in Fort Wayne, Ind., and in other communities of the Central States of our Union with the very same aim in mind. Their object was to join together as Christian brethren for the conservation and promotion of the unity of the true faith, for a united defense against schism and sectarianism, and for the extension of the kingdom of God wherever and whenever opportunities would be offered by the Lord of the Church.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

1 Corinthians 14:33, 40; 1 Peter 2:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars