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Seminar Paper

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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

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

Genesis 1:31; Genesis 3:8; Genesis 2:15-20; Genesis 2:25; Genesis 3:1; Genesis 3:7; Genesis 3:4; Genesis 3:12; Romans 8:18-28; Genesis 3:16; Genesis 3:17; Romans 5:20-21; Romans 7:5; Genesis 3:15b; Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 11:4-40; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 12:8-10; Matthew 10:27; Galatians 5:6b; 1 John 4:19; Romans 2: 12-16; 1 John 4: 16; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 12:1; Romans 7:24-25; Isaiah 14:5-6; Romans 13:4; Luke 20:25; Acts 4:32-37;


For Luther, it appears, that there is a distinction between an office of authority and the office holder. The office holder is the same as any other Christian with the same divine command to "love" in and through his call. Instruction and Christian admonition to the individual regarding faith and Christian duty does not, in itself, violate the distinction between Law and Gospel.

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