A reading from the Book of Concord - 3 year series - June 7, 2015

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The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of
Concord is for the Genesis 3:8-15 for the Pentecost 2, Proper 5,
series B, June 7, 2015.

It is from Apology, Article XIIA, page 164.

God's people have always believed and cherished God's promises
even when they did not fully understand them.

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Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico
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A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORD - 3 YEAR SERIES
PENTECOST 2, PROPER 5, SERIES B
APOLOGY
ARTICLE XIIA, REPENTANCE

In Scripture these two, the terrors and the consolation are these
chief parts in repentance: contrition and faith that comforts and
justifies. Neither do we see how the nature of repentance can be
presented more clearly and simply.

God's two chief works among people are these: to terrify; to
justify and make alive those who have been terrified. Into
these two works all Scripture has been distributed. The one
part is the Law, which shows, reproves, and condemns sins. The
other part is the Gospel, that is, the promise of grace bestowed
in Christ. This promise is constantly repeated in the whole of
Scripture, first having been delivered to Adam ã"I will put
enmity" in Genesis 3:15õ, afterward, to the patriarchs. Then,
it was still more clearly proclaimed by the prophets. Lastly,
it was preached and set forth among the Jewish people by Christ
and then spread out over the entire world by the apostles. All
the saints were justified through faith in this promise, and not
by their own attrition or contrition.

The examples also show these two parts. After his sin, Adam is
rebuked and becomes terrified; this was contrition. Then, God
promises grace and speaks of a future seed (the blessed seed,
that is, Christ) by which the devil's kingdom, death, and sin
will be destroyed [Genesis 3:15]. There He offers the
forgiveness of sins.
(paragraphs 52-55)

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