Lutheran Manual on Scriptural Principles: Or, the Augsburg Confession Illustrated and Sustained, Chiefly by Scripture Proofs and Extracts from Standard Lutheran Theologians of Europe and America; Together with the Formula of Government and Discipline, ADO by S S Schmucker (Paperback / softback, 2017)
Excerpt from Lutheran Manual on Scriptural Principles: Or, the Augsburg Confession Illustrated and Sustained, Chiefly by Scripture Proofs and Extracts From Standard Lutheran Theologians of Europe and America; Together With the Formula of Government and Discipline, Adopted by the General Syd of the Evangelic The visible Church of Christ is a divinely-appointed institution, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone; against which Church the gates of hell shall never prevail. It is t to be regarded as of human origin, as a voluntary association, or Optional institution, to which we may attach ourselves or t, as we please. It is a place of refuge provided by God himself for fallen man, and if he voluntarily neglects to ﬂee to it for safety, he will forever fail to find any other hiding place from the tempest or refuge from the storm of the divine displeasure. It consists of all those who have heard the gospel call, and having resolved to accept it, have been made disciples by baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, who have thus publicly professed the name of Christ before the world, and promised to obey all things, whatever he has commanded them in his inspired word. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.