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These false teachings come about by not understanding the principal teaching of the New Testament, the one from which all good doctrine springs, and the central tenet of the Lutherans. That principal belief is that we are saved by God. More
Those who enjoy their ease and indolence, without the benefit of the Word of God, and having no regard for it, live their lives without worry or guilt. These conditions brought the most debauched lifestyles upon the Church, just as they do in our times. More
There must be good order in all things. I once did marriage counseling with a couple whose problems always seemed to come back to talk about sex. More
We neither require nor need any acts of purification. For it is God alone who cleanses hearts. King David knew this to be true. What work of cleansing did he do after his sin with Bathsheba? More
The ceremonial code in the law of Moses, those things concerning what is clean or unclean, do not pertain to Christians. Christians are freed from all the ceremonies of Moses, not only from the laws concerning uncleanness. More
On Saturday about Noon, in the midst of running one more household errand, I complained (again) to my wife: ďIím not going to get anything done today!Ē More
Whether or not we concur with the rhetorical comparisons used by Melancthon, we may understand his point. That is, we cannot earn the favor of God. Rather, because of Christís work, those who believe are regarded as righteous by God. More
Whenever some religious notion enters our heads, making us imagine that we must do one thing or another in order to earn Godís grace, we may confidently declare that thing to be false. More
It is the heart that must be changed, not necessarily oneís vocation or position in life. One may think that he must become a pastor in order to be on heavenís path. More
Nothing is pure, if it is done outside of faith and Godís Word. An unbeliever may practice the most ascetic spiritual disciplines. He may fast, study, meditate, remain celibate, and feed the poor, but none of this is pure if it is exercised without faith. More
If ever there were a single word that summed up the Lutheran Confessions, it is the word faith. Everything depends upon faith in God, and that depends upon Godís grace. More
But the main point here is that marriage remains a holy estate even if one person is not a believerónot because of the beliefs of the person, but because of the God who ordains marriage. More
Efforts to be holy through anything other than Christ are denials of Christ and of his justification of us. Devoting ourselves to religious things such as abstinenceówhether foods or marriageóis to deprive ourselves... More
Christ himself says here that married people are joined together by God. He is quoting Moses and then adds that it is God who joins them together. More
Before going on with arguments, let us acknowledge that the Holy Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments declare marriage a holy matter, something that God has ordained. More
Is a pastor purer to God if unmarried? Is this what makes people pure under the New Testament? Is it the New Testament in human purity or the New Testament in Christís blood? More

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