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On "Lutheranism" by Gritsch & Jenson

I recently finished reading Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and its Confessional Writings, coauthored by systematic theologian Robert Jenson and church historian Eric Gritsch. It was published in 1976 when the Vatican II council was still fresh memory and ecumenical hopes were high. 1,375 more words

Give me the bad news first

Works matter. No doubt about it. And any evangelical worth his or her salt (Matthew 5:13) will tell you that. Are we saved by faith alone? 1,156 more words


A doctrine according to the flesh

The complex and biblically selective Roman Catholic doctrine of salvation often results in Catholic apologists giving with one hand what they take back with the other. 722 more words


Apart from Sacraments, Does Sola Fide Point Us To Universalism ? Part 1

I thought I would engage in an amateur thought experiment for this post and the next. I’m not saying that I think Protestants should start preaching universalism, but I am putting forth the possibility of universalism as an inescapable conclusion (or at least viable option), for those who confess… 2,078 more words


The Sola Fide Highway

Heaven can wait, as the saying goes…don’t rush me. I’ve got a lot of living to do on earth yet. Still, unless we believe this life is all there is, we hope and pray the celestial city is our final, eternal destination. 762 more words


Sola Fide (Faith alone)

​Nowhere in the bible does it state faith “alone” justifies, and this new doctrine was not heard of before the 16th century. Why did the Protestant reformers propose it and what authority gave it to them? 778 more words