From the Confessions: The Defense of the Augsburg Confession
Concerning the Marriage of Priests
We shall reply in order to these figments. In the first place, our opponents must admit that marriage is pure for believers because it has been sanctified by the Word of God. That is, the Word of God permits and approves marriage, as Scripture abundantly testifies.
Pulling It Together
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. Otherwise, how could the Roman Church call it a sacrament? This is not to say that Lutherans consider marriage a sacrament of the Church. Nonetheless, by their own doctrines, the opponents of the Lutherans must admit that marriage is holy. Before concerning ourselves with further proofs, let us admit this much.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your gifts and favor. Amen.
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Este pequeño manual, conocido como El Catecismo Menor de Martín Lutero, ha sido utilizado por los Luteranos durante siglos como una herramienta de enseñanza, especialmente en la instrucción de la confirmación. El pequeño manual pretende dar a los lectores un breve resumen de las enseñanzas de la Biblia, viendo algunos ejemplos de versos bien conocidos por los cristianos, oraciones y elementos de adoración.