Concordia Theological Monthly

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Contrition (Concluded)

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sin, contrition, conscience, faith, repentance, grace, lutheran preaching

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Is the intention to abstain from sin and to live for God a part of the contrition which precedes faith?

Many Lutheran compends answer this question in the affirmative. Luthardt states: 'The process of conversion, wrought by God within man, begins with the self-judgment of repentance, which consists of a change of attitude, manifested in the acknowledgment of sin, sorrow for sin, and the earnest intention to break with sin and live to God"


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

2 Corinthians 7:10; Psalm 97:10; Psalm 6:9; Psalm 32:3, 5; Proverbs 28:13; Song of Solomon 1:8-9; Romans 7:10; Acts 16:29-30; Romans 3:20; Matthew 15:19; Romans 7:18; Ephesians 2:5; Romans 8:7; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 7:5, 8;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars