Concordia Theological Monthly

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baptism, luther, sin, water, baptized, resurrection, water and the word, christian, faith, repentance, sacrament, justification

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Though our action or behavior does not make the sacrament valid, nevertheless legitimate concerns are to be expressed from time to time regarding our understanding and employment of Baptism. Luther reminds us that Baptism is no human trifle devised or invented by men, but it is instituted by God Himself; for He strictly commanded that we must be baptized, or we cannot be saved; let no one regard it as a trivial matter, like putting on a new red coat. He expressed his estimation of Baptism in strong terms.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Matthew 28:20; Romans 6:1-5; Romans 6:10-11; Romans 7:6; 1 Timothy 6:7; Galatians 3:27; Philippians 2:12-13;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars