“Whether proclaimed by a layperson, preacher—indeed by the devil himself,” the Word does its work.
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Christ has given us both spiritual priests and pastors. That’s His mission paradigm. When both are functioning as God has given, there is mutual love and complementary support.
Luther realized it was not about an active righteousness (our actions), but about a passive righteousness (God’s actions in Christ credited to us freely)!
The best place for us to get hold of what the Bible is and how to understand it is found in Jesus Himself. How does Jesus regard the Bible?
What’s the benefit of reading and knowing the Bible? So that the Word of God achieves its purpose in your life too.
Are you hopeless? Bury yourself in the Scriptures!
About the Lutheran Witness
The flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q&A's, and more.
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