Tagged: Predestination Controversy

Introductory Remarks.

  1) Over against Romanism our Lutheran Church holds fast the maxim, that we are justified and saved Sola Fide. i.e. by faith alone. To be sure, these words as they stand are not...

Intuitu Fidei – F. A. Schmidt

“INTUITU FIDEI” BY REV. PROF. F. A. SCHMIDT, D. D., TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY REV. R. C. H. LENSKI, A.M. AND REV. C. B. GOHDES, A.M. Part I. What Were The Contents Or...

The Present Controversy on Predestination – F. W. Stellhorn

The Present Controversy on Predestination: A CONTRIBUTION TO ITS HISTORY AND PROPER ESTIMATE. By PROF. F. W. STELLHORN, D, D., of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. Translated by REV. R. C H. LENSKI,...

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XI. The Question Of Lutheran Unity

THIS book has been written with two primary objects in view : First, to see if any new light might be shed on the doctrines in debate ; second, to lead up to some...

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X. Does the Bible Teach Separatism

OUR purely doctrinal discussion is now finished. But we have still more in view in the publication of this book. We want to see whether we cannot help along the cause of Lutheran fellowship,...

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IX. Missouri’s Favorite Scripture Passages

A PLEASANT privilege is now ours — that of examining our Missouri brethren’s favorite passages of Scripture bearing on the doctrine of election. We say a “privilege,” for the study of God’s Word is...

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VIII. Preparatory Acts of Grace

IN the next place, we must notice some things in Dr. Pieper’s chapter on “Preparation for Conversion.” If we mistake not, he never calls this preparation “grace,” but only “acts,” “actus,” “motus,” “praeparatio,” etc....

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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...