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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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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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Thesis Thursday

Last week we learned about scripture’s wide and narrow uses of the term “gospel”. In lecture 27, Walther develops some more on this thought to finish off… Thesis XV. In the eleventh place, the Word of God is not rightly … Continue reading

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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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