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Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Practical Theology

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1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 27; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 John 1:3; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Acts 2:42; Colossians 1:18; Colossians 2:19; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 2:20-22; Ephesians 4:4-6; Galatians 2:9; John 10:16; John 15:5; John 17:1-11; John 17:13-19; John 17:20-23; Luke 5:10; Philippians 1:5; Philippians 3:10; Philippians 4:15; Romans 12:5; Romans 15:26;


This solution to the problem of church fellowship between the ALC and the LCMS deserves some attention. It offers a simple but practical compromise which seems to go a long way towards seeking out Christian fellowship among Lutheran church bodies which are very close while protecting their concern for the truth of God's Word. But, no matter how pratical it may be, the primary question we must ask of it is, "Is this in accordance with God's Word?” The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the separation of altar from pulpit fellowship is valid in the light of Scripture's teaching and the practice of the Church.

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