Category Archives: The Protestant Reformation

Thesis Thursday

Oh no he di’n’t! Arriving at lecture 14, Walther wheels his artillery around to attack “The Reformed” (and he stays on this topic for six lectures)! I think it’s fair to say that we Reformed view the religious landscape as … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Another from lecture 13, continuing to discuss: Thesis VIII. In the fourth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Law is preached to those who are already in terror an account of their sins or the … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Moving on to lecture 13, continuing to discuss: Thesis VIII. In the fourth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Law is preached to those who are already in terror an account of their sins or the … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Let’s do another from lecture 12, concerning Thesis VIII. In the fourth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Law is preached to those who are already in terror an account of their sins or the … Continue reading

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Keep On Keepin’ On

We’ve had a renaming discussion before, but this hilarious cartoon (HT NWBingham) reminded me I’ve wanted to kick off another: I sent this cartoon to my pastor, and he replied that he has actually encountered this inside-out view of preaching. … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Moving on to the 12th lecture, Walther takes careful aim at the next Thesis… The worst fault in modern preaching, my dear friends, is this, that the sermons lack point and purpose; and this fault can be noticed particularly in … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Last week I took a break (Read: forgot because I was too busy). Let’s hit the 11th lecture, again, continuing with: Thesis VII In the third place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Gospel is preached first … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Moving on to the 11th lecture, and Thesis VII In the third place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Gospel is preached first and then the Law; sanctification first and then justification; faith first and then repentance; … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

A few more interesting points from the 10th lecture, concerning Thesis VI In the second place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Law is not preached in its full sternness and the Gospel not in its full … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

OK, so we’re finally done with Lecture 9 and Thesis V. (By the way, we have switched from the first four positive theses about Law and Gospel, to the remaining 21, which point out how many ways Law & Gospel … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

A final bit of interesting stuff from Lecture 9, concerning Thesis V. The first manner of confounding Law and Gospel is the one most easily recognized — and the grossest. It is adopted, for instance, by Papists, Socinians, and Rationalists … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

We continue in Lecture 9, examining… Thesis V. The first manner of confounding Law and Gospel is the one most easily recognized — and the grossest. It is adopted, for instance, by Papists, Socinians, and Rationalists and consists in this, that … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Last time we looked at the beginning of Lecture 9, leading up to… Thesis V. The first manner of confounding Law and Gospel is the one most easily recognized — and the grossest. It is adopted, for instance, by Papists, … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Last time we looked at the beginning of Lecture 8, leading up to Thesis IV. The rest of Lecture 8 contains material very similar to what we saw in the first post, about how apparent contradictions in the Bible are easily … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

In Lecture 8, Walther’s introduction to Thesis IV offers a fascinating discussion of perspicuity. If the Holy Scriptures were really so obscure a book that the meaning of all those passages which form the basis of articles of the Christian … Continue reading

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