A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Worship of the Saints

This entry is part 22 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XXI: Of the Worship of the Saints. 1] Of the Worship of Saints they teach that the memory of saints may be set before us, that we may follow their faith and good works, according to our calling, as … Continue reading

Morality, “the Wall,” and Abortion

Christians of good will may disagree with the wisdom of certain civil policies and support different political parties. However, other issues involve stances that are intrinsically immoral and must be rejected by Christians. Two issues have lately been dominating the … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Good Works

This entry is part 21 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XX: Of Good Works. 1] Our teachers are falsely accused of forbidding Good Works. 2] For their published writings on the Ten Commandments, and others of like import, bear witness that they have taught to good purpose concerning all … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Cause of Sin

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XIX: Of the Cause of Sin. Of the Cause of Sin they teach that, although God does create and preserve nature, yet the cause of sin is the will of the wicked, that is, of the devil and ungodly … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Free Will

This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XVIII: Of Free Will. 1] Of Free Will they teach that man’s will has some liberty to choose civil righteousness, and to work 2] things subject to reason. But it has no power, without the Holy Ghost, to work … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Christ’s Return for Judgment

This entry is part 18 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

  Article XVII: Of Christ’s Return to Judgment. 1] Also they teach that at the Consummation of the World Christ will appear for judgment, and 2] will raise up all the dead; He will give to the godly and elect … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Civil Government

This entry is part 17 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XVI: Of Civil Affairs. 1] Of Civil Affairs they teach that lawful civil ordinances are good works of God, and that 2] it is right for Christians to bear civil office, to sit as judges, to judge matters by … Continue reading