Concord #31: The Mass, Part 2

There were a number of abuses of the Mass, that is, abuses of the Sacrament. In the service itself, there were prayers and ceremonies that presented the Sacrament of the Altar as a sacrifice that [...]

Concord #30: The Mass, Part 1

The article on the Mass is an article on worship. Before getting to the teaching on the Mass, it’s necessary to define our terms.

Concord #29: Marriage of Priests, Part 2 – A Help against Weakness

Marriage has a number of purposes. In the beginning, God created man and woman and gave them to each other in marriage for mutual companionship and help, and for the procreation of children [...]

Concord #28: Marriage of Priest, Part 1 – The Goodness of Marriage

An issue facing the Church at the time of the Reformation is whether priests, or pastors, could be married. The tradition that had been received in the medieval Church was that priests and monks [...]

Concord #27: Both Kinds in the Sacrament

The first 21 articles or topics have been about doctrine—articles of faith. What follows are several abuses that have been corrected—practical matters that were either eliminated or reformed. The [...]

Concord #26: Prescriptive/Descriptive

The first 21 articles or topics have been about doctrine—articles of faith. What follows are several abuses that have been corrected—practical matters that were either eliminated or reformed. The [...]

Concord #25: Worship of the Saints

"The final article on Christian doctrine in the Augsburg Confession is perhaps one of the most obvious outward practices that distinguishes Lutherans from Roman Catholics.

Concord #24: Good Works (part 5)

"Furthermore, it is taught on our part that it is necessary to do good works, not that we should trust to merit grace by them, but because it is the will of God. It is only by faith that [...]

Concord #22: Good Works (part 3)

Although this doctrine is despised by the inexperienced, nevertheless God-fearing and anxious consciences find by experience that it brings the greatest consolation, because consciences cannot be [...]

Concord #23: Good Works (part 4)

The great consolation of the Gospel—the grace of God, forgiveness of sins, and justification-- are apprehended by faith in Christ.