The Lutheran Difference: Sacrament Wrap-Up

This entry is part 22 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the Lutheran sacraments, namely Baptism and Holy Communion. For Lutherans, these are not symbolic gestures, but ways that God has chosen to distribute the grace that is ours through Christ. Baptism adopts us into His family. Communion is the way He feeds…

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The Lutheran Difference: Infant Baptism

This entry is part 18 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Lutherans are inveterate paedobaptists. Okay, that’s a mouthful. Basically, it means we baptize babies. Always have and, so far as I can tell, we always will. And here’s the reason why: as we’ve seen over the past several weeks, we have a slightly different understanding of how a Christian comes…

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The Lutheran Difference: Baptism

This entry is part 17 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Last week, I talked about the Lutheran definition of a sacrament. Just so we’re all on the same page, the “recipe” is as follows: God says “Do this.” God says, “In doing this, you will receive forgiveness.” We use a physical object (or element) in connection with this action or…

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