The Unity of the Divine and Human

The Bible’s teaching about the two natures of Jesus Christ is the consistent understanding of Christians throughout the ages. To support this, Johann Gerhard quotes a letter written by Pope Leo from 449 AD. Leo, Letter ad Flavian.: “The same one who is true God is also true man. There

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther

Birthday of Martin Luther, 1483 November 10 The Lord be with you Martin Luther’s birthday isn’t actually on our liturgical calendar. As far as I know, it isn’t on any official liturgical calendar. No doubt this is because most of the dates commemorated are death dates, that is, when we

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Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Confessor

Commemoration of Martin Chemnitz (birth), Pastor and Confessor November, 9 The Lord be with you Si Martinus non fuisset, Martinus vix stetisset. So goes the little rhyming quip, in Latin, that Roman Catholics used to describe Martin Chemnitz. It means, “If the second Martin had not come, the first Martin

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Unpacking Jesus’ Name of “Mediator”

[Jesus] is called “Mediator” (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24) with regard to His person and office, for He is the “middle,” that is, the Second Person between the Father and the Holy Spirit; He is the mediator between God and men, divinely appointed from eternity. In the fullness

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Johannes von Staupitz, Luther’s Father Confessor

Commemoration of Johannes von Staupitz, Luther’s Father Confessor November 8 The Lord be with you. As far as I can tell, the Commemoration of Johannes von Staupitz (ca. 1469-1524), Luther’s Father Confessor, is a brand new commemoration, introduced with the Lutheran Service Book. Concerning him, Luther once said, “If it

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Is God’s Law Weak?

Therefore the Law of Moses produces nothing that goes beyond the things of the world, that is, it merely shows both politically and theologically the evils that there are in the world. With its terrors it merely drives the conscience to thirst and yearn for the promise of God and

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