Concordia Theological Monthly

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ministry, pastor, souls, christian, st. paul

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


There are grave dangers confronting the Christian ministry, and specifically the Lutheran ministry, in these trying days. We have every reason to assume that we are living in that period of the world's history of which the Savior stated: "Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved," Matt. 24, 22. The false Christs and the false teachers of our times are proceeding with ever greater boldness, partly by distorting Scriptures and propagating antichristian teaching, partly by according to the various pagan religions a position of equality with the Christian religion and thus practically denying to Christianity its real reason for being, as the recent survey of Foreign Missions shows.


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2 Corinthians 6:3; Matthew 24:22; Isaiah 9:13, 16; Acts 6:2; 1 Corinthians 9:16-27; Acts 20:31;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars