Category Archives: Soteriology

What is a Sacrament?

“Accedat verbum ad sacramentum ad elementum et fit sacramentum” which means that ‘when the Word is added to the element or the natural substance, it becomes a sacrament,’ that is, a holy, divine thing and sign.” Martin Luther, The Large Catechism, Fourth Part: Baptism, sections 17-18, in The Book of Concord Continue reading

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Predestination: The Doctrine of Election

“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. ; And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”Rom 8:29-30 ESV Continue reading

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Crux Theologorum

“21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Cor 5:21 KJV Continue reading

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Baptism: Immersion vs Sprinkling

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:3-5 ESV Continue reading

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Biblical Repentance

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matt 3:2 ESV Continue reading

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Does the word “is” mean “is”?

“It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” – President Bill Clinton Continue reading

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Penal Substitutionary Atonement

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8 KJV Continue reading

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Hardening of the Heart

“That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.” Mark 4:12 KJV Continue reading

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Justification

“For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” Romans 3:28 ESV Continue reading

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Grace

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” Eph 2:8 KJV Continue reading

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