Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone, Pt. 2

Review and Overview For Lutherans, our Formula of Concord reads: We believe, teach, and confess that the only rule and norm according to which all teachings, together with all teachers, should be evaluated and judged are the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures of the Old and of the New Testament alone. [Ep, Summary, 1] Thus, we find that Scripture… [more]

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Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 2: The Suffering Begins

Review of the Literary Genre for Job Although Job was a real person, the events in Job are not written as a historical narrative. Other than the prologue (Job 1:1-2:13) and epilogue (Job 42:7-17), which are highly stylized prose, the rest of Job is a series of poetic speeches (Job 3:1-42:6). These poetic forms show that they are not word-for-word… [more]

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Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone, Pt. 1

Sola Scriptura means “Scripture alone,” one of the three “solas” of the Reformation. The idea of “Scripture alone” wasn’t something new in the Church. For example, Gregory of Nyssa (335-395 AD) wrote, “Let the inspired Scriptures then be our umpire, and the vote of truth will be given to those whose dogmas are found to agree with the… [more]

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Jeremiah 1:4-10: Uproot to Plant

Jeremiah writes, “The Word of the Lord came to me.” He’s describing his call to preach. For a man doesn’t call himself to be God’s preacher. “The Word of the Lord came to me.” The Lord deals with us through His Word. He doesn’t let us choose what His Word says, so we can tell Him what He means. God tells us—He tells us in His Law,… [more]

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Luke 4:16-21: Freedom for the Captives

Jesus has traveled north to preach in the synagogue. He has returned to Nazareth, His hometown. And what He preaches shows that He is the one who fulfills God’s promises. Jesus unrolls the scroll containing the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, to read the appointed reading for the day. He finds the right spot and reads: “The Spirit of the Lord is… [more]

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