st. paul, jerusalem, social problems, salvation, jews
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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.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
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;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kretzmann, P. E.
"The Church and Social Problems,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 8, Article 70.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol8/iss1/70