Concordia Theological Monthly

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lord's supper, faith, confirmation, sacrament, baptism, communion, christian, fellowship, lutheran, covenant, forgiveness, grace, reformation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Since the Christian's whole life is a continuous spiritual Baptism, what is the relationship of the Word and the Lord's Supper in Baptism? Are they subordinate to it? Not at all. As Regin Prenter points out, it is just because the baptismal covenant, God's promise of man's salvation and man's faith in God's promise, implies the necessity of a lifelong exercise of man's faith in that covenant that there is a need for a continuous sanctifying activity of the living Word, not in competition with, but in consequence of the regenerating activity of the living Word in Baptism. ln this sanctifying activity preaching, absolution, and above all the Lord's Supper assume necessary functions.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 11:23-30;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars