Concordia Theological Monthly

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interpretation, st. peter, prophecy, holy spirit, christian church, robertson, thayer

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


"Besides, for the curbing of quarrelsome spirits, it [i. e. the Holy Synod] has decreed that in matters of faith and morals belonging to the edification which is produced by Christian doctrine nobody, relying on his own wisdom, should twist Holy Scripture to his own understanding or contrary to that sense which the holy Mother Church has held and does hold, whole province it is to judge about the true sense and interpretation of the Holy Scriptures, or again, that nobody should dare to interpret Holy Scripture itself against the unanimous consensus of the Fathers, oven if interpretations of this sort have never been published before. Those who act contrariwise are to be publicly mentioned by the officials and to be punished with the penalties fixed by a judge."


Biblical Studies

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2 Peter 1:20; Mark 4:34; John 1:1; John 1:14; Acts 20:37; Acts 20: 3;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars