Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lutheran theology in one verse

1 Corinthians 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to preach the gospel, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

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  1. Lutherans Nicholas Leone, +Nathan Rinne, Brigitte:

    "To Lutherans, baptism is Gospel."

    1 Corinthians 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

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    1 Corinthians 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to preach the gospel, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

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  2. I will be interested to see if any responses come in on this from the Lutheran side.

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  3. "I will be interested to see if any responses come in on this from the Lutheran side."

    It would be interesting to know whether Lutherans appreciate what Rhology is pointing out to them.

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    1. This this interests me (a) because I'm not sure that this was actually Luther's emphasis, and (b) Lutherans are fond of leaving things to "mystery", and it's curious that they are so adamant about this.

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    2. (a) Luther's emphasis had to be Gospel-related since he believed that the Catholic Church had distorted the Gospel.

      (b) IMHO, the Eastern Orthodox are the ones who are fond of leaving things to "mystery."

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