General Council

What's Wrong With The World? by George H. Gerberding

“Unbelieving and unrighteous men do hate the old Church doctrines. Why? Because these old teachings as to sin, guilt, retribution, the fact and need of a divine-human vicarious atonement the need of sovereign grace, the need of the divinely instituted means and all that these fundamental teachings imply – these teachings are unwelcome to the reason of the natural man. They are not the teachings that unaided reason would or could originate.

The Lutheran Church in the Country by George H. Gerberding

“There are thousands of sincere, well meaning and earnest Christians in the Reformed churches in every section of the country. They recognize and deplore the threatening change that has come over the church life of the country. They fear the impending heathenizing. They plan and pray for a remedy…” “They never have been clearly instructed in God’s way in His sanctuary. They do not know that God has His own way of saving humanity and that His way of salvation is clearly marked out in His Word.

The Book of Concord: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Henry Eyster Jacobs and Charles Krauth

Here is a clear, trustworthy and easy-to-search and navigate version of the Lutheran Confessions. This edition was prepared by Henry Eyster Jacobs for the use of all the Lutheran Churches in America and published as The People’s Edition. Table of Contents Summary of the Contents About the Translation Download the eBook Publication Information Summary of the Contents I. The General Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed. The Nicene Creed.

A Summary of the Christian Faith by Henry Eyster Jacobs

Henry Eyster Jacobs was one of the clearest and best teachers American Lutheranism has produced. The Summary has been beloved by Christians for its easy to use question and answer format and is coverage of all the essentials of the Christian faith. He includes two essays on the subject of election and predestination. The second, Luther on Speculations Concerning Predestination, is particularly useful. Topics Covered The Being And Attributes Of God The Trinity Creation Providence Of Angels Man As Created Sin The Grace Of God Towards Fallen Men The Preparation Of Redemption The Person Of Christ The States of Christ The Offices Of Christ, Christ As Prophet Christ As Priest Christ As King The Mission Of The Holy Ghost Faith in Christ Justification The Gospel Call Illumination Regeneration The Mystical Union Renovation Or Sanctification The Word As The Means Of Grace The Law And The Gospel The Sacraments Of Holy Baptism Of The Holy Supper The Church The Ministry The Church’s Confessions Church Discipline The Christian Family The State Life After Death The Resurrection Of The Body The Return Of Christ The General Judgment Eternal Death Eternal Life The Divine Purpose As Interpreted By Its Contents And Results Download the eBook

Life and Teachings of Theodore E. Schmauk – by George W. Sandt

“[Dr Schmauk] ranks as one of the ablest and most consistent defenders of the Lutheran faith. His catholicity of spirit enabled him to put himself in the place of his opponent and see things from the latter’s point of view…And yet he never swerved from the strong conservative position he always took by making weak or compromising concessions. Lutheranism clings to God’s Written Word. Her motto is the Word of God, the whole Word of God, and nothing but the Word of God, not as a prescriptive letter, but as the power of God unto salvation.

The Confessional Principle by Theodore E. Schmauk

This is Dr. Schmauk’s magnum opus on Christian Confessionalism, a treasure of approachable, Biblically Conservative scholarship. “No Creed but Christ” If you simply content yourself with the assertion, “The Bible is my creed,” you are leaving unanswered many of the most important and vital questions of faith and life. When you refuse to take a definite stand on vital issues in the Christian Faith, but say, “The Bible is my creed,” are you really confessing Christ?

New Testament Conversions by George H. Gerberding

The only way to be certain that we understand conversion and salvation correctly is to go to the Bible. This is what pastor Gerberding does in this excellent book. Table of Contents Fanaticism Coldness Book Chapters Download the eBook Publication Information Fanaticism “Why, then, a new book of sermons on conversion? ”…here is a whole host of would-be evangelizers. They seem to consider it their special mission and commission to “convert sinners.

Under Two Captains – The Autobiography of John Jacob Lehmanowsky

John Lehmanowsky was born in Warsaw in 1773 to a Jewish family, and as a young man he converted to Christianity. Through a series of events he became known to Napoleon, and took part in many campaigns including the destruction of the Inquisition at Madrid. He escaped from Austerlitz, and later prison. As an immigrant to the US, he served the church in many ways, and was a friend to Lafayette, Henry Clay, and others.

The Life and Letters of William Passavant by George Gerberding

“The Life of Dr. Passavant should have been given to the Church at least a decade ago. “In the lives of God’s eminent children we have most useful and delightful information for the mind, inspiration for the spirit, braces for our faith, stimuli for our hope and most effective incentives for our love. Such lives are lived for others. They are not over when those who lived them are gone, but being dead they yet speak.

Reminiscent Reflections of a Youthful Octogenarian by George Henry Gerberding

Reflections of a faithful Lutheran pastor on a life of scholarship and service. Also by the same author: The Life and Letters of William A. Passavant The Priesthood of Believers What’s Wrong With The World? The Lutheran Church in the Country New Testament Conversions Contents Chapter 1. Early Childhood Chapter 2. School Days, Companions And Teachers Chapter 3. War Days And Academy Experiences Chapter 4. Thiel Hall.