The April issue offers a small peek into the history of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Scripture changes the one who studies it. The Law and the Gospel are the two great teachings of the Bible.
Luther translated the Bible into German, because he believed that the Bible is the cradle in which Christ lies.
Teaching starts at home, where Luther was surrounded by his family as he worked at the family table.
Doctors wore masks to protect themselves from the plague. Everyone, including Luther, was affected by the plague.
God gave marriage as a benefit for all. Luther married to protect his family name, to spite the pope and to teach doctrine, but found love in his rib, his Katie.
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation provides an excellent opportunity to recall and learn the importance of Luther’s teachings on the truth of God’s love for people by grace alone, by faith alone, by Scripture alone, through Christ alone.
Using pieces from “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, teaches interesting and important facts about the Reformation.
Indulgences were really from the pope. He was fund-raising for a building program. The solas teach us that we are saved by grace alone, by faith alone, as revealed in Scripture alone.
“As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.” Indulgences led to the posting of the 95 Theses. Christ alone sets the soul free.
Eighteen of the 12 Apostles are buried in Germany? What are relics? Why did people view them and why was Luther against them? Was there any relic Luther treasured?