Concordia Theological Monthly

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love, christian, faith, st. paul, christianity, soul

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The cry for love is heard today particularly in connection with the union movements.

The appeal to the principle of love in the life and work of the church is certainly in order within the Christian communion. It is well that we beseech all our brethren by the mercies of God to have fervent charity among themselves, whether in correcting those who would put a "strait jacket of legalism" on the church, or in rebuking those who would license the church to appear in the daring dress of "evangelical" liberalism. The admonition to evidence love has always been needed; the imperfect state of their sanctification has impelled the saints of all ages to lament: "The good that I would, I do not"


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14; Romans 8:1; Galatians 5:6; 1 John 2:14-15;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars