Concordia Theological Monthly

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log in the eye, gospel, doctrine, faith, righteous, augsburg confession, judgment

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


It is painful for me to write what I am about to write-about the log in the eye of my own church. I am not blind to some of the specks or even logs which concern many of my brothers. Every confusion and diffusion and diminution of the Gospel deeply disturbs me. But our first concern has to be the log in the eye of those among us who assume they are qualified to do eye surgery on their brothers. The Lord's judgment has a strange way of beginning at Jerusalem.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

Matthew 7:1-5; Matthew 6:22; Hosea 6:2; John 11:48-50; Zechariah 14:3-9; Psalm 14:2-3; Hosea 11:9; 1 John 1:1; John 12:21-23; John 17:3;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars