Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith, sin, baptism, fellowship, christian church, lutheran, communion, doctrine, forgiveness, grace, inspiration, redemption, righteousness


The Lutheran Church bodies making up the American Lutheran Conference have now walked and worked together for a period of more than twenty years. They have learned to know one another both as to doctrine and as to manner of life. They have been associated as brethren serving the Lord. Coming out of varying backgrounds as to national origin and as to distinctive trends in church life and practice, they have learned to cherish one another's contributions to the fulness of the Church's life in Christ. Through closer acquaintance and deepening fellowship they have found that the common roots of their faith, in the Holy Scriptures and in the Lutheran Confessions, have given them a common life in communion with the One Lord and Savior.


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

1 John 1:7; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:57; John 14:19; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 3:11;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars