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Articles translated from the German

C.F.W. Walther as a Theologian

by Franz Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett

This article is part of a series about C.F.W. Walther which was published in Lehre und Wehre. It's chief focus is on Walther's steady teaching of the doctrine of justification. In a sense, the article is more about the glorious doctrine of justification by faith through Christ than it is about Walther.

A Word to Our Readers

by Anonymous
translated by Nathaniel Biebert

This article from the German predecessor of Forward in Christ appeared on September 1, 1868. In it the editor replies to requests he has received either to include more world affairs in the magazine or to quit “quarreling too much.” He stresses the importance of standing firm in the Bible's teaching out of love for both God and his people.

The European War in the Light of God's Word (Part II)

by August Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett

Major war is always a traumatic event. It brings uncertainty and doubt to our lives. Yet, Christians have a special blessing in knowing that God's will prevails through the mess that mankind makes. August Pieper points out a Christian outlook during the time of war in "The European War in the Light of God's Word." This translation is published in two parts.

The Gospel as a Passing Downpour

by August Pieper
translated by Nathaniel Biebert

In his final article submitted to the Theologische Quartalschrift in July, 1943, Professor August Pieper considers Luther's words of warning in his Letter to the Town-Councilmen: “God’s Word and grace is a passing downpour, which does not return to where it has already been.” Starting with Adam and Eve, Pieper tests Luther's expression against Scripture itself.

The European War in the Light of God's Word (Part I)

by August Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett

Major war is always a traumatic event. It brings uncertainty and doubt to our lives. Yet, Christians have a special blessing in knowing that God's will prevails through the mess that mankind makes. August Pieper points out a Christian outlook during the time of war in "The European War in the Light of God's Word." This translation is published in two parts.

The War as a Visitation of God

by August Pieper
translated by Benjamin Foxen

War is a nasty affair. The shedding of blood and loss of life in mass quantities shakes people to their core. They may question if God can really exist amid such destruction. They may ask, as Jesus' disciples did in John 9:2, what fault has prompted such destruction. Is war a punishment of God on those nations involved? August Pieper wrestles with this difficult question drawing from God's own Word.

Sermon for Christmas Day

by Georg Stöckhardt
translated by Nathaniel Biebert

Georg Stöckhardt delivered this powerful sermon on the Christmas Gospel in 1879. He thoroughly treats the blessings that God has given us through the birth of his Son. He concludes by considering the Christian's response to those blessings.

Commentary on Genesis 3:15

by Martin Luther
translated by John Dermé

“He shall trample your head underfoot.” In Martin Luther's commentary on the first gospel promise, he beautifully captures Satan's sorry condition under God's curse and his vain efforts to ruin God's plan. More than that, Luther grasps the full significance of the victory of Christ promised here, which gives us the sure hope of life in a fallen world.

Commentary on John 11:17-45

by Christoph Starke
translated by Benjamin Foxen

This is a selected portion of Christoph Starke’s commentary on the familiar story of the resurrection of Lazarus. Here is an account of the true comfort to be found in the hour of death.

Sermon for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity

by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Nathaniel Biebert

Carl Manthey-Zorn delivered this sermon on the bleeding woman and Jairus' daughter (Mt 9:18-26) during the 1910-1911 church year. In a simple way, Zorn shows how Jesus' help of the bleeding woman in her sickness assures us of his help in our sicknesses. He also shows how Jesus' help of Jairus' daughter in her death is only a shadow of the much better help he will give each of us in our death.

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