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November 3, 2013 - All Saints Day, series C

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the First Reading, Revelation 7:9-17 for the All Saints Day, series C, November 3, 2013.

It is from Solid Declaration, Article XI, page 606.

It should not surprise us the saints clothed in white robes worshiping the Lamb would be from every nation, tribe, peoples and language. This was God's plan.

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 CONCORDALL SAINTS DAY, SERIES C
SOLID DECLARATIONARTICLE XI, GOD’S ETERNAL ELECTION

If we want to think about our eternal election to salvation helpfully, we must in every way hold firmly to this truth: just as the preaching of repentance is universal, so also the promise of the Gospel is universal, that is, it belongs to all people. For this reason Christ has given these commands:

· Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations. (Luke 24:47)

· God loved the world…He gave His only Son. (John 3:16)

· Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

· [Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)

· The Lord is not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

· The same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him. (Romans 10:12)

· The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ [is] for all who believe. (Romans 3:22)

· My Father wills that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life. (John 6:40)

It is Christ's command that this promise of the Gospel also should be offered to everyone in common to whom repentance is preached (Luke 24:47; Mark 16:15). (paragraph 28)



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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