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Radical Grace/The Lutheran Difference

Apr 7, 2011

In this Episode, Terry Jones burns a Koran, people die, and he's surprised?  Really?  He says he "regrets what happened", but also says "we have no regrets", and when asked if burning a Koran is a Godly or not he says, "It's certainly not normal". 

Also, an Email from a listener:

My question concerns the Lutheran doctrine of salvation with regard to whether or not one can be damned after having believed the Gospel and having been justified through faith alone. I read through Walther's Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel some months ago, and I loved the book. But I didn't understand how Walther could say that when one is in deliberate rebellion that one is not a child of God, one is, basically, damned.

This sounds like the conditional security espoused by Arminians, and seems to fly in the face of the sound teaching on justification by grace through faith alone as taught by the Formula of Concord, Smalcald Articles, etc.

Is there any way you could help me understand how Lutherans could simultaneously hold that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the Law, and yet say that if that man does not, so to speak, continue doing his part in persevering, he is lost, damned, reprobate, etc?


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