Concordia Theological Monthly

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law, wrath, atonement, righteousness, grace, justification, augustana

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Since the Fall the original relationship between God and man is destroyed. The free communion of Paradise, sustained by mutual love, has been changed to enmity. Man henceforth lives in an estrangement from God and in enmity toward God. The whole bent of his mind is diametrically opposed to God, and the whole course of his life is a progressive and climactic contradiction to his Creator. Of and by himself he cannot get back to his God, nor does he want to. If he is to be helped in his blindness and his perversity, he must be rescued, saved. Our help must lie extra nos, for sin and guilt are henceforth our lot, are the given fate of humanity.


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

Matthew 22:37, 39; Galatians 3:10; Romans 1:18; Romans 3:19; Ephesians 2:3; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Romans 3:25; John 1:29; 1 John 1:7; Ephesians 1:5; Acts 20:28; Mark 10:45; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Titus 2:14; 1 Timothy 2:6; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:15;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars