ConcordCast Week 32: Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles III-VIII »

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Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles IV-VI: Gospel, Baptism, Sacrament of the Altar

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Baptismus ubique et semper: Some reflections on Baptismal motifs in the Gospel narratives

There is surely some justice to the accusation (made in jest and in earnest) that whenever Lutherans see a reference to any trace bit of moisture in a Biblical passage, we immediately think it’s a reference to the sacrament of… Continue Reading

There is No Such Thing as Lay Baptism

By the Rev’d Heath R. Curtis Pastor of Trinity and Zion Lutheran Churches, Worden & Carpenter, IL     (All emphases in the following essay by Pastor Curtis are original. I have fixed what few typos were to be found… Continue Reading

Dear Robert: Water, Word, and Infant Faith

Dear Robert, I think your response to your friend is good, overall. A few suggestions, though: The Word of God of which we speak when we say that Baptism is the washing of water with the Word is not a direct… Continue Reading

“Thus you see that the objection of the sectarians is vain” ~ Blessed Doctor Luther on the baptizing of infants

55] Thus you see that the objection of the sectarians is vain. For (as we have said) even though infants did not believe, which, however, is not the case, yet their baptism as now shown would be valid, and no… Continue Reading

pseudepodcast – CA, Article IX: Of Baptism

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The Scriptural Teaching of Baptism

The Scriptural Teaching of Baptism A Presentation by Rev’d Christopher S. Esget, Pastor of Immanuel Church, Alexandria, VA Who should be baptized? “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and… Continue Reading

“Come to me all you who are weak and heavy laden, or else it’s a mortal sin.”

Dear Robert, I’m really glad that you reminded me about your question. I have been intending to respond for awhile, but, alas, have not been diligent in getting around to my personal email — a frustrating phenomenon, to be sure.… Continue Reading

We Call this Friday Good — 2012

“1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. “3 Then God said,… Continue Reading

A poem about firefighting: Baptism by Rock

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The Blood and Water from His Side: St. John Chrysostom

If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. “Sacrifice a lamb without blemish,” commanded Moses, “and sprinkle its blood on your doors.” If we were… Continue Reading