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Thursday, January 2, 2014

SCR–1872, Part 16a: No Christianity, No Church w/o...

This begins a series (Parts 16x) on my remarks concerning the founding essay of the Synodical Conference by C.F.W. Walther in 1872. (See Part 1 for Table of Contents).
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There is no Christianity, no Church apart from the teaching of this essay.  The doctrine presented in this essay is the doctrine of Luther's Reformation.
  • It is the Gospel that Luther restored.  Rev. 14:6
  • It is at the heart of the Lutheran Confessions.  
  • It is what gives a "correct understanding of the entire Holy Scriptures".  
  • It is what a true teacher in the Church never leaves, never says to his students "Now that we have covered this doctrine, let us move on to other points of Christian doctrine" for...
  • It is the basis of all other Christian doctrine, indeed, ...
  • It is the basis of all defense of Christian teaching against all errors.
  • It is why the saints, those who believe what God has already done for them, "shall judge the world". (1 Cor. 6:2)  
  • It is why the Apostle Paul would say of its beauty that "henceforth know we no man after the flesh". (2 Cor. 5:16)  
  • It is why Christians should rather be defrauded by a brother in Christ than go against him in court before unbelievers... because they know they already have the greatest treasure that can never be taken away. (1 Cor. 6:7) 
  • It is why the prophets were stoned and why Christians are beaten and killed, ...
  • It is what sets brother against brother, father against child, children against parents and that Christians "shall be hated of all men for my name's sake". Matt. 10:21-22
  • It is how I found Martin Luther and 
  • It is why I say: 
Back To Luther!
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The following blogs, the remaining sub-blogs under Part 16x, will continue my comments on this essay.  The next Part 16b regards the previous translator, Prof. Kurt Marquart.

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