Category: 1 HISTORY

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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“Since Friday, June 30, 1950, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod can no longer be counted among church-bodies which uncompromisingly champion the doctrine of plenary verbal inspiration. On that day the corporate body of the Missouri Synod by majority voice vote adopted …

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  “To be a God-pleasing unity therefore we must insist on full and honest agreement on the doctrines clearly revealed in Scripture as the basis of church union. And this means not merely the formal acceptance of the Scriptural teachings, …

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“….we have been beset on all sides by dangers and temptations – manifold and grave. Yet, the Lord has ever been with us and has remained true to His promise,”I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5).” The …

Our Anniversary Study, Part I: Reflections on the Past Read More »

A Popular History of the Concordia Lutheran Conference through 1980 WHY THIS IS WRITTEN… There are two Scripturally-founded reasons in particular for which this history is written, One is that our own people who are older and who experienced many …

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The Keynote Sermon delivered at the 59th Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Lebanon, Oregon   •   June 25, 2010 by President David T. Mensing I John 2:19 In the Name of Jesus Christ, our precious Redeemer, the Savior …

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Our Declaration (Principles adopted at our Special Pastoral Conference, Tinley Park, January 18-19, 1956)   I We acknowledge and declare that Dr. P. E. Kretzmann, by his declaration by his undated release received by our President and Vice-president on December 5 …

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Annual Convention Documents 1951 Organize a conservative group on the general basis of Part I of the “Confession of Faith“. W. H. McLaughlin “Our Duty with Regard to Missions” G. Schupmann “Suggestions for a Church Paper” O. G. Schupmann ” …

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE Orthodox Lutheran Conference (Concordia Lutheran Conference) by Paul E. Kretzmann     CHAPTER 1: The General Backround of the Movement CHAPTER 2: The Specific Antecedents of the Orthodox Lutheran Conference CHAPTER 3: The Okabena Meeting …

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