Category: essays

“The Scriptural Position We Still Hold” (Thesis on the Doctrine of the Church and Ministry) P. R. Bloedel

     This Scriptural Position  We Still Hold A PLEA TO ALL OUR FORMER BRETHREN and TO ALL WHO LOVE THE TRUTH (Regarding Church and Ministry)   In this pamphlet, our Concordia Lutheran Conference presents the results of its intensive

A True Lutheran Congregation Practices Church Discipline

     A TRUE LUTHERAN CONGREGATION  PRACTICES CHURCH DISCIPLINE  Essay delivered by Rev. O. W. Schaefer   I. God commands the local congregation to practice it; II. It is to be practiced with regard to the faith and life of

The Scriptural Relationship Between Justification and Sanctification

THE SCRIPTURAL RELATION BETWEEN JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION Essay delivered at the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference by Rev. P. R. Bloedel Seattle , Washington   This essay has to do with a subject the perversion of which

The Doctrine of Church Government by F. Pieper

The Doctrine of Church Government By Francis Pieper Translated from the German language and presented at the 1963 convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference   THE CHURCH Its Members What is the church? The believers, or, what is the same thing:

The Place of the Christian Woman in the Church and Home

” The Christian wife and mother who thus gives diligent heed to strive after the virtues with which the Scriptures characterize her, is truly like the ‘wise woman who buildeth her house.’ Proverbs 14:1″   THE PLACE OF THE CHRISTIAN

The Inspiration of Scripture

  “…verbal inspiration of the Scriptures and the providentia1 preservation of the inspired words of Scripture are both subject to vicious attacks by many who, being wise in their own conceits, think to improve on God and His Word of

The Nature of a True State of Confession, Especially on the Part of a Church Body

THE NATURE OF A TRUE STATE OF CONFESSION    ESPECIALLY ON THE PART OF A CHURCH BODY Essay presented by Rev. Paul R. Bloedel to the Convention, Aug. 25, 1957 I. HISTORICAL MATERIAL CONCERNING “STATUS CONFESSIONIS“ II. SCRIPTURAL BASIS FOR STATUS CONFESSION Admonition

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A Review of the Book of the Prophet Hosea

  A REVIEW OF THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET HOSEA Essay presented by Rev. H. D. Mensing to the Convention, August 18, 1956   I. Historical Introduction Hosea identifies himself in the first verse of chapter one as “the son

Congregational Autonomy — And Fellowship

It strikes us as a very important consideration in understanding the nature and the sovereignty of a Christian congregation that the New Testament never applies the term ekklesia to a corporate body acting as a unit, and particularly as a

Distinguendum Est! – Doctrine of the Church and Ministry

DISTINGUENDUM EST! (An essay on the proper distinction of certain points regarding the Doctrine of the Church and Ministry) There is an ancient Latin proverb which states: Qui bene distinguit bene docet, which one might paraphrase: He who makes the proper

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