“Receiving” in Article IV of The Apology of the Augsburg Confession

Article IV of the Apology of the Augsburg Confession (1531) uses the terms "receive" or "received" (etc.) well over thirty times (I lost count!). This is very significant because Article IV is on justification sola fide. I don't have time and space to explain all the details here and now, but this article uses the… Continue reading “Receiving” in Article IV of The Apology of the Augsburg Confession

The Beauties of Concordia (The Lutheran Confessions)

 Earlier, I mentioned this reader's edition of the Book of Concord earlier: Concordia, The Lutheran Confessions.  As I said, it's a great read, a great resource to have.  Sometime in the (near?) future, I'll show some areas of similarity and difference between the Reformed/Presbyterian confessions and the Lutheran ones.  Though there are significant differences, there are also many… Continue reading The Beauties of Concordia (The Lutheran Confessions)