Luther's Small Catechism and Explanation, 1991 / Edition 1

Luther's Small Catechism and Explanation, 1991 / Edition 1

by Martin Luther
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Concordia Publishing House


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ISBN-13: 2900570015351
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Publication date: 01/01/1991
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Luther's Small Catechism and Explanation, 1991 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Martin Luther's Small Catechism is a summary of the basic teachings of Christianity. The Catechism, or book of instruction, is written in question and answer form and is intended to be used by the layman as a guide in his daily devotions and study of Holy Scripture. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, initiated the Protestant reformation in 1517 when he nailed his '95 Theses' or statements on the Wittenburg church door in Germany protesting the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church for the forgiveness of sins. The Catholic Church had started this practice (for the purpose of raising money) under the counter-Biblical doctrine that the Pope could forgive sins and shorten a sinner's time in purgatory. Dr. Luther was a brilliant Bible scholar and knew from Holy Scripture that humanity's sins could only be forgiven by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. His '95 Theses' and subsequent defiance of the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church started the Protestant Reformation and formed the modern Lutheran Churches we know today. Luther's Catechism is not just for Lutheran's, but was intended to be used by all evangelical Christians who believe in the authority of the Bible. Luther both feared and loved God and understood that the Holy Bible, when translated from the original Hebrew and Greek, is the Word of God written through men and is without error. It is for this reason that Luther wrote the Catechism. It is essential that every Christian have a complete understanding of the true teachings of the Bible. The Catechism is meant to fill this role. Luther's Catechism neither adds to nor takes anything away from the Bible. It is merely a guide to be used by Christians with little formal theological training to help them better understand their faith. I was once an agnostic who doubted the divinity of Christ. After studying the Bible with the aid of Luther's Catechism I have now fully excepted Christ as my savior and am planning to attend Seminary in order to become a pastor. Anyone who reads the Catechism and has any questions about it should visit their local Lutheran Chuch and ask the pastor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Am going to use this both to teach an adult Sunday School class and also for family devotions with my 4 year old son. Provides structured outline and study materials on basics of Christianity. User-friendly format and helpful commentary throughout.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me alot ...I am going 2 have 2 go in front of my whole church an recite most of this book...It is one of the best books you could ever buy!:)