Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith, christians, justification, doctrine, luther, sins, grace

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


There is a great diversity among the Christians. Some are strong in their faith, while others are weak Christians. Some have an excellent knowledge of the Christian doctrine, others are woefully deficient in this respect (Eph. 4:13, 14; Rom. 14:1 ff.). There are orthodox Christians and heterodox Christians. (See Chap. 1 in "Saving Faith": "Orthodoxy and membership in the Christian Church are not conterminous.") But there is full accord among the Christians on the doctrine of justification. All Christians are at one in believing that God forgives their sins by grace, for Christ's sake, without any merit of their own. For it is this faith which makes the Christian.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Ephesians 4:13-14; Romans 14:1 ff; Romans 1:19; Romans 1:32; Romans 2:14-15; Ephesians 2:12;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars