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Thoughts on Ethics and Morals

September, 2020

Installment 18 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine.(Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) Questions pertaining to ethics and morals have arisen with increasing frequency in public discussion. As I wri ..

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Fundamentalism

August, 2020

Installment 17 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine.(Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) The word fundamentalism leaves no one cold. Based on the news and current discussion, the first things to c ..

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Final Events

June, 2020

Installment 16 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) In my article I will discuss the Bible’s teachings on eternity, human life, death and final events. Peter wro ..

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The Christian Congregation and the Kingdom of God

May, 2020

Installment 15 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) The Visible and Invisible Congregation The New Testament congregation means the congregation of G ..

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The Law and the Gospel

April, 2020

Installment 14 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) The law and the gospel are two central concepts in the Bible. The law declares God’s righteous will, and  ..

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Work of the Holy Spirit

March, 2020

Installment 13 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) The Word and the Sacraments According to Lutheran understanding, the Word and sacraments are instruments o ..

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Life in Faith

February, 2020

Installment 12 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) Faith is not a human work but rather a gift from God. At its core, it is trust in God’s Word and a source of  ..

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Repentance and Justification

January, 2020

Installment 11 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) In all cultures, people have always sought God, for God has placed the longing for eternity in people’s hearts. The ..

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By Faith Alone

November, 2019

Installment 10 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) During the Reformation, Lutheran beliefs came to be categorized as material and formal principles. The formal princ ..

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God’s Grace in Christ

October, 2019

Installment 9 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) Grace distinguishes Christian faith from other religions. We cannot speak of a saving faith without speaking o ..

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