The Lutheran Difference: A Matter of Perspective

This entry is part 13 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Last week, I shared how Lutherans don’t buy into the whole “make a choice for Jesus” rhetoric that we hear in other Christian traditions. We believe in something called “the bondage of the will,” meaning that we believe that, in an unsaved individual, sin makes it impossible for us to…

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The Lutheran Difference: Sola Fides

This entry is part 11 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Last week, we talked about how, for Lutherans, grace is foundational for everything. Grace is what saves us, not anything that I do. There’s nothing that I can contribute to my salvation. It’s all completely up to God, something that He accomplishes because of His grace. I brought up the…

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Confess & Believe: Funnel Faith

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Confess & Believe.

In Romans, Paul encourages us to confess and believe so that we might be saved. Over the last two weeks, we looked a little at what it means to confess. But Paul says that when we’re Christian, we believe as well as confess. Sounds simple enough, right? But what, exactly,…

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