Concordia Theological Monthly
church, word of God, st. john, congregation, doctrines
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
There is only one eternal and unchanging truth in the world, and that truth is the Word of God. In words of surpassing beauty and power St. Peter writes: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The gross withereth, and the flower thereof fadeth away; but the Word, of the Lord, endureth forever," 1 Pet. 1, 23-25. Cp. John 17; Rom. 10. This is the Word which, as Peter states in concluding the chapter, ''by the Gospel is preached unto you." To this preaching the Church of Christ and every church worthy of the name is committed. It means the constant repetition of the great motto of St, Paul's life: "I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified," 1 Cor. 2, 2. It means the unequivocal stand against all falsifiers of the truth. "If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed," Gal. 1, 9.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Galatians 1:9; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 1 Peter 5:2; Acts 20:28; John 5:43; John 5:61; John 7:43; John 8:30;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kretzmann, P. E.
"The Personal Factor in Preaching,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 3, Article 27.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol3/iss1/27