Category Archives: The Protestant Reformation

Thesis Thursday

This week, Lecture 26. Thesis XV. In the eleventh place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the Gospel is turned into a preaching of repentance. To understand these words correctly, you will have to bear in mind … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

This week, Lecture 25. In the introduction, Walther gives an excellent justification for what is typically seen as stereotypically Calvinist aggression and arrogance, and continues with a fine discussion of what we Presbyterians know as LC73 (faith is an instrument): … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Justification

Here’s Lane Tipton, from the CTC 2011 Highlights show: Is there any renovative feature at all — actual, consequential, conditional, potential — is there any renovative feature in Calvin’s doctrine of justification? Absolutely not. He is what makes the Roman … 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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