Concordia Theological Monthly

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doctrine, philosophy, christian, gnosticism, scriptural, aristotle, augustinian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


That the Gospel of Christ Crucified is contrary to all worldly wisdom is clearly affirmed by St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians, 1, 18 ff. He therefore warned the Colossians: ''Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ," 2, 8, and speaks of himself as "casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ," I Cor.10, 8.


History of Christianity

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1 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 10:8; John 17:20; 1 Peter 1:11-12; 2 Corinthians 13:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 14:37-38;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars