Martin Chemnitz and the Lutheran Formula of Concord

Martin Chemnitz (d. 1586) was such an influential theologian in the Lutheran branch of the Protestant Reformation that he has been called “the second Martin.”  If you’re interested in this part of church history, here’s a good summary of Chemnitz’s role in the Formula of Concord, the Lutheran confession which was published on June 25,… Continue reading Martin Chemnitz and the Lutheran Formula of Concord

By Faith Alone: The Formula of Concord (SD)

 This is brilliant, life-changing, and amazingly liberating. "[Faith] alone, and nothing else, is the means or instrument with and through which God's grace and Christ's merit in the Gospel promise are received, apprehended, applied to us, and appropriated.  Love and all other virtues or works are excluded from this office and property of such application… Continue reading By Faith Alone: The Formula of Concord (SD)