Concordia Theological Monthly

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doctrine, christian, st. paul

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the year 1924 a book was published entitled Great Preachers As Seen by a Journalist. In closing the last chapter of the book the author said, ''I believe that the creeds within Protestantism are more shell-like and fragile than appears on the surface. Some of these ministers I have written about in this book were born in one creed and preach now in another. Ask me at the end of my work what conclusion stands out in my mind, and I must say, 'I have found plenty of signs that the Protestant Churches of America will one day be one great Church. The uselessness and the pity of today's schisms and doctrinal conflicts will, of themselves, bring about a great consolidation, which our children, if not we ourselves, shall see.'”


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 12:3; John 16:13; Deuteronomy 31:24-29; 2 Corinthians 2:17; Galatians 1:7; 2 Timothy 4:3; Isaiah 30:9-11; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Galatians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Joshua 1:7-8; Isaiah 8:20; Jeremiah 26:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 10:35;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars