History of the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod: embracing an account of the causes, which gave rise to its organization, its organization and name, its position and confessional basis, object of its organization, work, development and various sessions, its policy, and its future (Google eBook)

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Henkel, 1890 - 275 pages
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Page 39 - For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath 'chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Page 133 - If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal thin'gs...
Page 8 - ... the gospel. Both the pastors and their people were surprised, for it appeared exceedingly strange to those, who were well acquainted with the order of salvation, that true conversion should consist in such a way as declared by these people; that true faith should originate in such sermons, which caused such corporeal convulsions, such representations of the devil, death and hell; the fearful and awful expressions of lightning, thunder, hail, fire and brimstone against the sinner deprived many...
Page 106 - For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Page 259 - With the consent and concurrence of the minister of the place where the convention is held, he shall appoint the several preachers during the convention. He shall subscribe all letters, written advices, resolutions, and proceedings of the Synod. In extraordinary cases, and by request of any one of the acknowledged Synods, made known to him in the form of a synodical or ministerial resolution, he may call together special conventions of the General Synod. In case the business of the Secretary...
Page 38 - The Lutheran Church in America has had its publication boards and societies in abundance which have doubtless accomplished a good work; but the oldest establishment of the kind is the one in New Market, Va., dating back to 1806. It...
Page 133 - Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar ? Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Page 128 - ... the German, that venerable production of the Reformation has been left to slumber almost entirely in silence and neglect. The descendants of German emigrants in America have never cultivated the language and literature of their fathers with due interest many of them are unable to read German ... It was, therefore, reasonable to presume that a faithful translation of The Book of Concord into the English language was demanded by the necessities of the times . . . We have had to engage the talents...
Page 259 - Synod shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. They shall be elected by ballot.

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