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Volume 14 Issue 6

The Augsburg Confession, Article 16  – Of Civil Authority by Nathanael Mayhew This was a very important article in the eyes of emperor Charles V, especially in light of the events within Germany during the past 10 years. In 1524-25 a revolt known as the Peasant’s Revolt raged in Germany, which became one of the

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Volume 14 Issue 5

The Augsburg Confession Article 15 Of Church Usages By Nathanael Mayhew What are church usages? A more understandable title might be “Church Customs and Traditions” which would adequately describe the content of this article. Here the reformers discuss the dangers associated with customs and traditions when they are abused and made necessary for salvation. At

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Volume 14 Issue 4

The Augsburg Confession Article 14 Order in the Church By Nathanael Mayhew Every Christian, by virtue of faith in Christ has a call. The apostle Paul wrote: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew,

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Volume 14 Issue 3

The Augsburg Confession Article 13 by Nathanael Mayhew The Sacraments What is a sacrament? How many sacraments are there? When we study these questions, we must realize that the term “sacrament” is a man-made term. The word “sacrament” comes from the Latin sacramentum which means oath or rite. The number of rites recognized as sacraments depends upon how one defines the

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Volume 14 Issue 2

The Augsburg Confession Article 12 Penance Article XII of the Augsburg Confession brings us to the very issue that provoked the crisis which resulted in the Reformation: the Roman Catholic sacrament of Penance. Rome taught that Baptism negated Original Sin, and removed all sins committed before the time of Baptism, but not any of the

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B.A.S.I.C Volume 14 Issue 1

The Augsburg Confession Article 11 Confession There are two separate articles in the Augsburg Confession which are titled “Of Confession” – Article 11 and Article 25. The first of these is found in the main section of the Augsburg Confession, and is very short. The second is found with the “Articles in dispute” and is

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B.A.S.I.C. #290

B.A.S.I.C. –DECEMBER 2015 Greetings in the name and for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Dear Brothers And Sisters In Christ, it has been our tradition for the past several years to give the Board of Missions the privilege of sending greetings to all of you through the December issue of the

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B.A.S.I.C. #289

Volume 13 Issue 19 The Augsburg Confession: Article 10 The Lord’s Supper By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew In the previous article the doctrine of Baptism was discussed. There the Lutherans point out to the emperor that they teach and administer the Sacrament of Baptism according to Scripture and not like the Anabaptists. Now in Article 10

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B.A.S.I.C. #288

Volume 13, Issue 18 [ This Issue also includes the 2016 Lectionary. See attachment. ] The Augsburg Confession: Article 9 – Baptism By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The Sacraments In the fifth article on the means of grace we confessed: “To obtain such faith God instituted the office of the ministry, that is, provided the Gospel and

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Volume 13 Issue 17 The Augsburg Confession: Article 8 – What the Church Is By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The eighth article continues with the subject of the Church which was started in the previous article. This article states: “Again, although the Christian church, properly speaking, is nothing else than the assembly of all believers and saints,

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