Tagged: Predestination Controversy

A. BEFORE THE YEAR 1877.

  Dr. Walther, as is generally known, was the theological leader of the Missouri Synod, and this in a way in which a single man has seldom been the leader of a religious body....

II. The Formula Of Concord And The Old Lutheran Dogmaticians.

  The line of thought in the Formula of Concord Article XI.: “Of God’s Eternal Foreknowledge and Election”, is evidently the following: The reason that this doctrine is at all treated in our last...

B. After The Formula Of Concord.

  “In the beginning of the Reformation nearly all the representatives of the evangelical church who touched upon this question taught an absolute predestination, an eternal foreordination of some to salvation and of others...

I. Dogmatico-Historical Introduction.

A. Before The Formula Of Concord.   Sin has most deeply depraved and corrupted man’s body and soul together with all his powers. His mind and will, for instance, rarely choose by nature, even...

A. Authors Of The Formula Of Concord.

  David Chytræus writes in his Commentary on Rev., p. 373: “The norm and rule of the last judgment will be simple, easily comprehended, certain, and irreversible. The book of life, the decisive sentence...