Concordia Theological Monthly

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God's wrath, augsburg confessions, luther, lutheran, theology, grace, melanchthon, conscience, apology, doctrine

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Every Lutheran theologian, at hearing these terms, will admit, I think, that in discussing them we deal with the very heart of theology, and not only of theology, but of religion itself. Wherever religion has not developed into a mere caricature, but is live, spontaneous, heartfelt, real, it occupies itself, among other things, with these concepts. The statements that an individual or whole groups make about them may be entirely erroneous and objectionable or highly unsatisfactory, but, at any rate, occupying one's self with them is unavoidable - the human heart simply has to come to grips with these matters. The explanation is that we are moral beings, having a sense of right and wrong, and that, moreover, we have implanted in us a certain knowledge of God which compels us to ask, How about the wrath of God and the grace of God?


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

Galatians 4:3; Matthew 5:23; 1 Corinthians 7:11; Psalm 5:6; Psalm 45:8; Romans 1:18, 32; Galatians 3:13;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars