Dear Worldview Everlasting, In Thesis 15 of Law and Gospel, Walther makes a dichotomy between this narrow and wide sense of the Gospel. Can you explain the different senses of the Gospel? Most humbly confused, A A – It’s not so much the idea of a different sense, but the fact that the word “Gospel” […]

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I don’t understand this comparison between the Law and the Gospel as though the Gospel is mericiful good news and the Law is just condemnation. The Gospel is full of commands that are far more difficult to follow than the Law – that is love you enemy, forgive everybody, deny yourself etc.. How is this […]

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Jeremiah 11:1-23. Reading it I got the impression that the Lords words against the sinning/covenant-breaking Jews of old could be applied to our generation. We routinely make gods of money, entertainment.. etc. In vrs 14 God says not to pray for these people, He will not listen! How do we balance this with grace, Christ’s […]

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It is a very terrifying thing to me when I am told that if a Christian falls into a sin, he is lost until he repent again. Walther seems to say just this in his Theses XVIII of his “Law and Gospel”. Also, it is terrifying when people say that Christians are unsaved if they […]

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I once heard that the question “What would happen to you if you were to die tonight?” being described as an un-Lutheran question. I don’t quite understand why this would be. Could you possibly elaborate? Thanks! -J J, There’s a couple of problems with asking someone out of the blue “What would happen if you […]

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