In The Christian Faith: A Lutheran Exposition, the author presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith from the Lutheran framework, presenting all the articles of faith in accordance with the Scriptures and distinguishing between Law and Gospel. This resource is highly readable for serious Bible students, church professionals, and those preparing for church work.
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“Finally, Scripture interprets Scripture. The Word of the Lord alone can govern how his Word is to be understood. The one who listens to God is ‘trapped’ within what some call a ‘hermeneutical circle.’ There is no way for the hearer of God’s Word to grasp it at either ‘end’ and twist it to his or her own liking. It remains an authoritative voice from outside our control. Therefore, the words of Scripture must be read as human words, but at the same time their content and significance cannot be judged merely by human criteria. They must be understood within the context of God’s revelation of himself within the biblical text.” (Page 202)
“The second point of the theology of the cross focuses on how we know this foolish and weak God.” (Page 22)
“God acts through Baptism and thereby creates a clear conscience, which can stand before God with its appeal. That conscience is cleared through the resurrection of Christ. Baptism connects the baptized with Christ’s rising from the dead.” (Page 215)
“He is a God who has anchored himself in the history of his human creatures. He will be misunderstood if readers carelessly transpose the words of his inspired authors into a contemporary cultural situation.” (Page 205)