Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Won Yong Ji

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 1:14; Colossians 1:12; Colossians 13; Colossians 2:13; Ephesians 2:1, 5; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Genesis 6:5; James 1:18; John 1:12, 13; John 3:5, 6; John 8:34; Philippians 2:13; Psalm 4:3; Romans 6:6-8; Romans 8:7; Titus 3:5;


Having summarized the doctrine of conversion and its relation to the various articles of faith, it becomes incumbent upon us in a paper of the scope of this one to focus our attention on one aspect of this vast topic with the present prominence of "decision theology,” popularized by such as Billy Graham and asserted in many evangelism programs, notably Dr. James Kennedy's Evangelism Explosion, one particular aspect of Lutheran teaching stands out as deserving our special attention. That point on which we wish to concentrate is Luther's understanding of man as pure passive (purely passive) or mere passive(merely passive) in conversion.

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