Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. paul, grace, galatians, resurrection

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Our Lord promised the Spirit to His Apostles and said that when He came, He would convict the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment (John 16:8). He was indicating thereby that the work of His Apostles would involve the same conflict and struggle with self-assertive man that had taken place in His own disputes with the Pharisees; for, as Schlatter has pointed out, these three: sin, righteousness, and judgment, are central concerns of Pharisaic piety. The Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians is the chief document of the struggle within the church between the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Pharisaism, now a Christian Pharisaism.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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John 16:8; Luke 7:29-30; 1 Corinthians 15:14; Romans 4:25; Ephesians 1:19; Romans 6:4; Romans 4:17, 20; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Romans 5:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Romans 9:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars