Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. paul, jerusalem, social problems, salvation, jews

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


There can be no doubt that the chief aim of the Christian Church, in fact the one aim which the Church as such is to pursue, is that assigned to her in the Great Commission, namely, to preach the Gospel of the salvation of men through the mercy of God in Christ to all nations. It was in this sense that John the Baptist performed his ministry, in preaching repentance and remission of sins, in accordance with the prophecy of his aged father: 'Thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins," Luke 1, 76. 77.


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Luke 1:76-77; Mark 1:15; Romans 1:15-16; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 John 1:3, 7; Matthew 28:20; John 13:14-15; Acts 10:38; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 2:10; James 1:22;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars