The Concordians needed to make a defense as controversies quickly arose after the presentation of the Augsburg Confession on June 25, 1530. Within months, Emperor Charles declared that the Lutherans had until April of the next year to concede to the Roman Catholic Church. Melancthon began a thorough defense the next fall while the Smalcaldic League was formed to unite the Reformers around the truth of God’s Word and clearly confess the Gospel for the sake of a clear conscience. This defense provides us with a masterpiece of God’s grace on account of Christ, specifically Justification.
Rev. Dr. John Maxfield, Professor of History and Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton, Alberta, joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study the introduction to the Apology of 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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