March 17, 2008

What is faith?

Faith believes the promises offered through the Sacraments.
I think that will be one of my chief definitions of "faith" henceforth, drawn from Article XIII of the Augsburg Confession, part of today's Book of Concord reading (according to the reading schedule in Concordia, the recent translation published by CPH). The sentence from which I drew this definition says, "We must use the Sacraments in such a way that faith, which believes the promises offered and set forth through the Sacraments, is increased."

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