Why Did God Give the Law?

The word “Law” is used often in Scripture. God gave it to Moses on Mt. Sinai on tablets of stone; we are all familiar with the Ten Commandments. Many people call for the Commandments to be placed in government institutions and schools. But what exactly is the Law all about? Why did God give it to us? We are saved by God’s grace alone, not by following the Law. In light of that truth, some might ask what the Law… Read more

An Introduction to Dogmatic Theology

Revere Franklin Weidner authored a number of books on dogmatic theology, which together comprise an almost complete treatment of the various loci of systematic theology. This first volume is Weidner’s theological prolegomena. This work covers a variety of topics such as: the definition of theology, the purpose of theology, and the relationship between theology and other academic disciplines. The second half of the work gives a detailed overview of theological methodologies from the early church through the beginning of the twentieth… Read more

The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church G.H. Gerberding American Lutheran Classics Volume 1

In this classic work, George Henry Gerberding puts forth an explanation of the Lutheran view of salvation in light of American revivalism. He talks about such issues as Baptism, Sunday School, Christian parenting, Justification, and the difference between true and false revivals. This work is written to a lay audience and is a helpful introduction to Lutheran theology and practice. This edition has been updated with contemporary language. Price: $12.00 | Kindle: $9.00 Read more

Where is the Lutheran View of Communion Taught in Scripture?

The Roman Catholic view and Lutheran view are similar in some ways, and not in others. The Roman Catholics believe in transubstantiation, which is the teaching that the bread and wine are transformed into Christ’s body and blood. Though the appearance and taste of bread and wine are there, they are no longer present. This is done using the philosophy of Aristotle. Aristotle made a distinction between substance and accidents. A “substance” is what a thing is. The “accidents” are… Read more

Is the Lutheran View of Holy Communion the Same as the Roman Catholic One?

The Roman Catholic view and Lutheran view are similar in some ways, and not in others. The Roman Catholics believe in transubstantiation, which is the teaching that the bread and wine are transformed into Christ’s body and blood. Though the appearance and taste of bread and wine are there, they are no longer present. This is done using the philosophy of Aristotle. Aristotle made a distinction between substance and accidents. A “substance” is what a thing is. The “accidents” are… Read more

Limited Atonement in the History of the Church

On today’s program I answered a listener question about limited atonement in the history of the church. I discussed the early church, the middle ages, and the Reformation. I made the argument that limited atonement is absent from the early and medieval church with the exception of Thomas Gottschalk. Read more

How do I know if my child is a Christian?

A response to the Gospel Coalition Read more

Who is God? Bible Teachings Chapter 1

Here is the first of a long series of studies on Joseph Stump’s book “Bible Teachings” which is coming soon from Just and Sinner Publications. The audio is from Hope Lutheran Church in Brighton, IA. This first study discussed the nature of God and how God can be known. http://traffic.libsyn.com/proclaiminglawandgospel/Who_is_God.mp3 Read more

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