The Concordians were bold to present the theological issues of their day to unify the whole Church. It was not to be a rebellion against the Roman Catholic Church, but an ardent desire to bring the Church back to the Truth of the Gospel. The foundational issue centered around a “system of merit,” where the Catholic Church believes that one is saved by the work of Christ, BUT….there is still a need for payment due to the consequences of their sin. Although we might suffer from the consequences of our sin, we do not need to make further payment to be in the right relationship with the LORD. This is why all of theology brings us back to the clear words of AC IV, “By His death, Christ made satisfaction for our sins. God counts this faith for righteousness in His sight.”
Rev. Terry Forke, President of the LCMS Montana District, joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Indulgences and the Conclusion to the Augsburg Confession.
Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Brady Finnern, President of the LCMS Minnesota North District, and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss our Lutheran doctrine in the Book of Concord in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and practical application for our vocations.
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