Book of Concord

The Life of Philip Melanchthon by Joseph Stump

“The life of so distinguished a servant of God as Melanchthon deserves to be better known to the general reader than it actually is. In the great Reformation of the sixteenth century, his work stands second to that of Luther alone. Yet his life is comparatively unknown to many intelligent Christians. “In the preparation of this book, the author has made use of a number of biographies of Melanchthon by German authors…His aim has been to prepare a brief but sufficiently comprehensive life of Melanchthon, in such a form as would interest the people… That these pages may, in some measure at least, accomplish their purpose, and make the Christian reader more familiar with the work and merit of the man of God whom they endeavor to portray, is the sincere wish of the author.

Walther and the Predestination Controversy or The Error of Modern Missouri by Schodde et al.

The rise of the Synodical Conference under the LCMS has made Universal Objective Justification the Shibboleth of American Lutheranism. Quite simply, if you do not accept UOJ, you are not considered a “Confessional Lutheran”. Towards the end of his life, C. F. W. Walther brought forth a teaching of election which many Missouri and other American Lutherans could not reconcile with the Scriptures or the Lutheran Confessions. The resulting “Predestination Controversy” split the Lutheran Church.

A Testimony Against the False Doctrine of Predestination Recently Introduced By The Missouri Synod. Part 3 of Walther and the Predestination Controversy or The Error of Modern Missouri by Schodde et al.

The rise of the Synodical Conference under the LCMS has made Universal Objective Justification the Shibboleth of American Lutheranism. Quite simply, if you do not accept UOJ, you are not considered a “Confessional Lutheran”. Towards the end of his life, C. F. W. Walther brought forth a teaching of election which many Missouri and other American Lutherans could not reconcile with the Scriptures or the Lutheran Confessions. The resulting “Predestination Controversy” split the Lutheran Church.

Intuitu Fidei or In View of Faith. Part 2 of Walther and the Predestination Controversy or The Error of Modern Missouri by Schodde et al.

Calvinism’s “doctrines of grace” make unconditional election the first cause of a person’s salvation. In contrast, the Book of Concord places “justification by faith” at the center of orthodox Christianity. The rise of the Synodical Conference under the LCMS has made Universal Objective Justification the Shibboleth of American Lutheranism. Quite simply, if you do not accept UOJ, you are not considered a “Confessional Lutheran”. Towards the end of his life, C.

The Present Controversy on Predestination. Part 1 of Walther and the Predestination Controversy or The Error of Modern Missouri by Schodde et al.

The rise of the Synodical Conference under the LCMS has made Universal Objective Justification the Shibboleth of American Lutheranism. Quite simply, if you do not accept UOJ, you are not considered a “Confessional Lutheran”. Towards the end of his life, C. F. W. Walther brought forth a teaching of election which many Missouri and other American Lutherans could not reconcile with the Scriptures or the Lutheran Confessions. The resulting “Predestination Controversy” split the Lutheran Church.

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

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?

A Concise Introduction to Luther's Larger and Smaller Catechism by John Morris

“We want no broader line than the catechism draws; but then we do not want that line whitewashed out by a diluted and false liberalism, so as nearly to obliterate it. We desire to see it remain in its original breadth and depth, so that we may consistently and honestly reply to the query: ‘What are the distinctive doctrines of your church?’ ‘You will find an epitome of them in Luther’s Smaller Catechism.

Martin Luther's Small Catechism translated by Henry Eyster Jacobs

“The Law, therefore, can make no Christian, for the wrath and displeasure of God abide upon us forever, as long as we cannot keep it and do what God demands of us; but the faith of the Creed brings pure grace, and makes us godly and acceptable to God. “For by the knowledge of this we love and delight in all the commandments of God; because we see that God, with all that he has, gives himself to us – the Father, with all creatures; the Son, with his entire work; and the Holy Ghost, with all his gifts – to assist and enable us to keep the Ten Commandments.

Martin Luther's Large Catechism translated by Henry Eyster Jacobs

Perhaps the best introduction to Luther’s Work. The essence of Biblical Christianity is here. Read Luther! Table of Contents From a Pastor From the Translator: Luther from the Large Catechism Download the eBook From a Pastor “For Reformation Sunday I talked a little about the Large Catechism, which I owned as a separate paperback (Augsburg Press, ALC). I read it all the time for years, because it also serves as another way to read Luther’s Sermons, but using the Catechism as an outline.