Concordia Theological Monthly

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justification, doctrine, faith, salvation, augsburg confession, santification, stewaedship

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


''Three hackneyed terms," some one may say. "Why waste valuable time on them when there are greater subjects to discuss?" But are there? Is it not true that, If we really knew what these terms signify, if we knew not only their dictionary definition, but were thoroughly intimate with them by much contemplation, consideration, and cultivation, ''tasting, touching, and handling them," gratefully and reverently, there would be a great change in our attitude and mode of life, a rejuvenation of our spiritual energies, the suppression of the spirit of pessimism and lethargy, and the beginning of a new era of accomplishments? The peril always exists that these great things, justification, sanctification, and stewardship, are little more to us than names and that, when we have learned something about the etymology of these terms and can give a definition of them gotten from some reliable dogmatics, we assume that we know them.


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Galatians 5:4; Isaiah 42:21; Romans 3:26; Ephesians 3:18; John 11:25; John 6:47; Ephesians 2:4; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Peter 1:13-19; 2 Corinthians 5:15;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars