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July 14, 2013 - Pentecost 8, Proper 10, series C

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Gospel, Luke 10:25-37 for the Pentecost 8, Proper 10, series C, July 14, 2013.

It is from Epitome, Article VI, page 486.

Jesus uses the Law to lead the self-righteous lawyer to recognize and acknowledge his, sins and at the same time to instruct the regenerate on how to regulate and direct their whole life.

Click here for the reading formatted for the back of a standard CPH bulletin.

Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDPENTECOST 8, PROPER 10, SERIES C
EPITOMEARTICLE VI: THE THIRD USE OF GOD’S LAW

The Law was given to people for three reasons: (1) that by the Law outward discipline might be maintained against wild, disobedient people; (2) that people may be led to the knowledge of their sins by the Law; and (3) that after they are regenerate and ‹much of› the flesh still cleaves to them, they might on this account have a fixed rule according to which they are to regulate and direct their whole life. A dissension has arisen between a few theologians about the third use of the Law, namely, whether it is to be taught to regenerate Christians. One side has said Yes; the other, No.

1. We believe, teach, and confess that, even though people who are truly believing ‹in Christ› and truly converted to God have been freed and exempted from the curse and coercion of the Law, they are still not without the Law on this account. They have been redeemed by God's Son in order that they may exercise themselves in the Law day and night. Even our first parents before the fall did not live without Law. They had God's Law written into their hearts, because they were created in God's image.

2. We believe, teach, and confess that the preaching of the Law is to be encouraged diligently. This applies not only for the unbelieving and impenitent, but also for true believers, who are truly converted, regenerate, and justified through faith. (paragraphs 1-3)



Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.

These are excerpts from the Book of Concord.



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