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Thesis Thursday

We have hit an anniversary here at Thesis Thursday. Walther’s 1st lecture was September 12, 1884, and his 32nd lecture was June 19, 1885. Then apparently the seminary took a summer break, because Lecture 33 wasn’t until September 4, 1885, … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Moving on to Lecture 24 and Thesis XIII. In the ninth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when one makes an appeal to believe or at least help towards that end, instead of preaching faith into a … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Hey folks, after a week off for Christmas, we come now to Lecture 23, and maybe some common cause between Calvin & Luther? Among the various functions and official acts of a servant of the Church the most important of … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Walther opens Lecture 22 with a very interesting introduction concerning the state of the church, which seems somewhat familiar. In the excerpts below I skip around, but you can go read the whole lecture if you want to see how … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Excerpts from Lecture 21: A week ago we were told that faith is not a dead, inert affair, but something that transforms and renews the heart, regenerates a person, and brings the Holy Spirit into his soul. Tonight we shall … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

From lecture 20. More Calvinist-bashing. Sigh. Many things might still be said in discussion of the ninth thesis, but we must not tarry at this thesis any longer if we wish to finish the series. Thesis X. In the sixth … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

In lecture 19 (finally, we come to the end of Thesis IX!), Walther criticizes conversionism. One of the most important of the many doctrinal differences that were discussed during the first half of the eighteenth century between the so-called Pietists … Continue reading

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