Resolved: Why We Should Recognize, not Emphasize, the Christian’s Freed, New Will

Post by Nathan RinneThere is a brutal honesty in the 16th century Lutheran Confessional documents. At one point, we are asked the question: “Who does not frequently doubt whether human affairs are ruled by God's counsel or by chance? Who does not frequently doubt whether he be heard by God?” Still, the God revealed in the Bible ultimately delivers faith and certain hope. In Jesus Christ, there is forgiveness, life and salvation. The sure and full transformation of the world – and we who bel … [Read more...]

Luther and Chemnitz and Gerhard — Oh My! "The Simul", Free Will, and the Lutheran Fathers

There has been a fair amount of misrepresentation of Lutheranism by Lutherans in recent days and weeks -- on the internet, of course, or how else could I make such a statement? Clairvoyant, I ain't. Anyway, these misrepresentations are by no means original or unprecedented (in fact they are quite common), but they are still very much worth addressing.I do not wish to go word for word with the misrepresenters so much as point out two things:A) what these misrepresentations are; andB) … [Read more...]