Concordia Theological Monthly

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covenant, old testament, israel, abraham, justification, faith

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Lutheran World Federation convention at Helsinki in 1963 was not able to reach agreement on a formulation of the doctrine of justification. This lack of agreement, it is said, does not imply disagreement regarding the doctrine itself, but it resulted from the inability to formulate or present this basic teaching of Scripture to modern man in such a way as to speak to him in terms that are relevant and pertinent to him. This difficulty arises, it is said, particularly because modern man no longer asks Luther's question: "How do I find a gracious God?" but asks: "Is there a God?"


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Romans 3:21; Luke 22:20; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 1:72; 2 Corinthians 3:14; Jeremiah 31:31; Isaiah 54:10; Isaiah 55:3; Isaiah 61:8; 2 Kings 18:12; 1 Kings 11:11; Deuteronomy 4:13; Joshua 7:11; Genesis 8:21; Genesis 9:9-10;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars