L ast night someone in a Bible Study was curious about this verse from First Corinthians: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to [...]

N ot only on this account but also to afford saddened consciences dependable and reliable comfort and to give due honor to the merit of Christ and the grace of God, Scripture teaches that the righteousness of faith before God consists solely in a gracious reconciliation or the forgiveness of sins, which is bestowed upon [...]

How does God speak? Enthusiasts believe that the Holy Spirit speaks apart from the External Word of God (the Scriptures). The Smalcald Articles, part of the Lutheran Confessions, answer:


n these matters, which concern the external, spoken Word, we must hold firmly to the conviction that God gives no one his Spirit or grace except through or with the external Word which comes before.

Why did all the 10 virgins of Matthew 25 fall asleep? If Pope Francis is right and all religions are good, then why did Jesus condemn and malign the priests and scribes of his day? To what was the Lord referring when he said, "Come out of her my people"? What were the days of [...]

S ome people seem instinctively to know how to make their way through the world. That's never been the case with me. I stumble. Yet through it all my longing has always been to understand why we're here, how things got this way, and what we can do to find a better way. Read the [...]

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