Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Augsburg Confession Article X

Article X: Of the Lord’s Supper.
1] Of the Supper of the Lord they teach that the Body
and Blood of Christ are truly present, and are distributed
2] to those who eat the Supper of the Lord; and they reject
those that teach otherwise.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mark O'Connor, John Patitucci and Julian Lage: Live on Soundcheck

The Augsburg Confession Article IX

Article IX: Of Baptism.

Of Baptism they teach that it is necessary to salvation, and that through Baptism is offered the grace of God, and that children are to be baptized who, being offered to God through Baptism are received into God's grace. They condemn the Anabaptists, who reject the baptism of children, and say that children are saved without Baptism.

The Augsburg Confession Article VIII

Article VIII: What the Church Is.
Although the Church properly is the congregation of saints and true believers, nevertheless, since in this life many hypocrites and evil persons are mingled therewith, it is lawful to use Sacraments administered by evil men, according to the saying of Christ: The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat, etc. Matt. 23, 2. Both the Sacraments and Word are effectual by reason of the institution and commandment of Christ, notwithstanding they be administered by evil men.
They condemn the Donatists, and such like, who denied it to be lawful to use the ministry of evil men in the Church, and who thought the ministry of evil men to be unprofitable and of none effect.