Category Archives: Lutheranism

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

From Lecture 32 (and Thesis XX), I have quoted more than usual. It kind of falls into two parts; a curiously Baptistic denial of “visible church” in favor of “invisible”, and an argument that although the Lutheran church may be … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

In Lecture 31, Walther discusses mortal vs. venial sins: Thesis XIX. In the fifteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the preacher speaks of certain sins as if they were not of a damnable, but of … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

We’re in the home stretch; this is lecture 30 of 39. Thesis XVIII. In the fourteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the universal corruption of mankind is described in such a manner as to create … Continue reading

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How We Know Sola Fide is So Important

It seems that at some point we’ll have to have some discussion here in the ‘house of the most recent Frame job. Horton, in his response, captures very well a thought I’ve had before: This is ironic…that someone who is … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

This week, Lecture 29, and: Thesis XVII. In the thirteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when a description is given of faith, both as regards its strength and the consciousness and productiveness of it, that does … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

We move forward to Lecture 28, and a new thesis. Thesis XVI. In twelfth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the preacher tries to make people believe that they are truly converted as soon as they … Continue reading

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