Tagged: Election

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VII. Salient Scripture Teaching

LET us examine a few relevant passages of Scripture to see how consistent and harmonious, how vitally organized, how divinely unified, the whole process of conversion is represented to be. First, take John 7:17:...

VI. Regeneration Working Faith

HAVING seen that Vocation and Illumination, being the work of the Holy Spirit whereby He produces awakening, enlightenment, knowledge of sin and the way of salvation, and also effects a certain enablement of the...

V. The Heart of the Question

IT may be thought that we have not yet reached the heart of the question, because we have not defined faith, nor shown how it is begotten, and why some persons exercise faith while...

IV. Locating the Mystery

NEXT we must consider the locus, so clearly stated by Professor Pieper, as to just where the mystery of election lies. He locates it in God’s diverse ways of treating men — electing some...

II. A Note on Lutheran Union

FIRST, observe that this production is a “plea for a united Lutheranism in America.” To say it as graciously as we know how, it does not seem to us to be a “plea.” It...

III. The Lutheran Regulative Doctrine

A SERIOUS doctrinal blemish in the book under review is this : It puts into a minor place the material, chief and regulative principle of the Reformation, namely, justification by faith. This was the...

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I. Missouri’s Precise Position

A NOTABLE booklet, by Professor Pieper, D. D., of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., was issued in 1913. It bears the title, “Conversion and Election,” and the significant sub-title, “A Plea for a...

XIV. Which Side Has Changed Its Position?

In one respect this is a delicate question. A party-spirit, inimical to the acknowledgment of the truth, is easily roused by a discussion of this question. But a discussion of this kind cannot, after...