A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Lord’s Supper

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article X: Of the Lord’s Supper. 1] Of the Supper of the Lord they teach that the Body and Blood of Christ are truly present, and are distributed 2] to those who eat the Supper of the Lord; and they … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Baptism

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article IX: Of Baptism. 1] Of Baptism they teach that it is necessary 2] to salvation, and that through Baptism is offered the grace of God, and that children are to be baptized who, being offered to God through Baptism … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Where God Meets Man” Chapter 2

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Reviewing Forde

Gerhard Forde 1972 Where God Meets Man: Notes on Chapter 2 Where God Meets Man: Luther’s Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel, Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis. https://archive.org/details/wheregodmeetsman00fordForde’s second chapter is titled “The ‘Down to Earth’ God.” Forde continues with … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: What the Church Is

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article VIII: What the Church Is. 1] Although the Church properly is the congregation of saints and true believers, nevertheless, since in this life many hypocrites and evil persons are mingled therewith, it is lawful to use Sacraments administered by … Continue reading

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 2 – Service of the Word

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In Part Two we begin on page 186 in the Lutheran Service Book which is where the Service of the Word begins. Again, we will be following Divine Service Setting 3 and the words of the liturgy will be in … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Where God Meets Man” Chapter 1

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Reviewing Forde

Gerhard Forde 1972 Where God Meets Man: Notes on Chapter 1 Where God Meets Man: Luther’s Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel, Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis. https://archive.org/details/wheregodmeetsman00ford In his Preface, Forde states that he wrote this particular book for people struggling … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Church

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article VII: Of the Church. 1] Also they teach that one holy Church is to continue forever. The Church is the congregation of saints, in which the Gospel is rightly taught and the Sacraments are rightly administered. 2] And to … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: New Obedience

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article VI: Of New Obedience. 1] Also they teach that this faith is bound to bring forth good fruits, and that it is necessary to do good works commanded by God, because of God’s will, but that we should not … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” Part 2

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Reviewing Forde

Note 2 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” Forde rejects the vicarious atonement. He does not describe the doctrine of vicarious atonement accurately, rather, he frames it as a human notion trying … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Ministry

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

  Article V: Of the Ministry. 1] That we may obtain this faith, the Ministry of Teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. For through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, 2] the Holy Ghost is given, … Continue reading