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Thesis Thursday

Welcome to a very special Resurrection Sunday edition of Thesis Thursday! Not only does this week’s reading include the word “Easter”, but since Maundy Thursday bumped Thesis Thursday, I guess it’s only fair that Thesis Thursday return the favor today. … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

For a special Friday edition of Thesis Thursday, we look at Lecture 36, when we consider the back half of… Thesis XXII. In the eighteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when a false distinction is made … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

We’re up to Lecture 35, and Thesis XXII, where it seems that Walther is rejecting prevenient, resistible grace (but using different words). It is a great and awful sin not to draw any soul that has been entrusted to us … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

In Lecture 34, Walther continues rejecting Ex Opere Operato: At our last meeting we barely began to discuss the important contents of the twenty-first thesis, viz., that Law and Gospel are not properly divided, the one from the other, when … Continue reading

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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

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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