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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Not physical, medicinal but judicial, FORENSIC (Pieper's Dogmatik)

      Continuing my project of presenting the full text of Franz Pieper's original German edition of his Christliche Dogmatik...
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      In Volume 2b, Pieper discusses the dividing line between Christianity and "Christianity"... the act of Justification.  You can go to this position in Pieper's German edition in Google Chrome, turn on Google Translate, and read about it (pages 630-640).  It is also in the English edition from pages 524-531.
     In this section you will read about the great debate involving Luther, Andreas Osiander, Martin Chemnitz... about Romanists, Unitarians, Mennonites & Quakers, Armenians, synergists, "Catholicizing" Lutherans, modern theology... about Article III of the Formula of Concord... about the validity of general confession and general absolution. [Note: I have hyperlinked all references to the Formula of Concord to their place at the website]

Do you want to know whether you are a Christian or not?  Then read this section from Pieper and you will realize that you are not to look inside, but rather outside... extra nos, objectively, to God's "ungodly" act (Rom. 4:5), to His forensic, judicial act of Justification.

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