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Oct 2016 31 Oct 31, 2016

This evening we will together take a very abbreviated look at what led Luther down the long road to the discovery of the Gospel. Truth be told, the content of what I’ll say tonight will contain nothing that is original on my part. My words are totally parasitic on, a distillation of, the work of my betters: respected Luther scholars...Read More

Oct 2016 27 Oct 27, 2016

The Evangelical (Lutheran) Reformation which we celebrate this week changed Christianity permanently. As a way of confessing the significant doctrinal changes which occurred during the Reformation, the “Five Solas“ of the Reformation, which are no more than Latin theological slogans, were developed....Read More

Jun 2016 25 Jun 25, 2016

Emperor Charles the V, in order to develop a united front against the Turks, decreed that an Imperial Diet would convene at Augsburg for the purpose of dealing (among other things) with the "Evangelical Problem." The Emperor announced that the diet would convene on April 8, 1530. Prior to the diet, the outlook for the new...Read More

Jan 2016 25 Jan 25, 2016

We've all been asked, "How do I pick a church to attend?" And it is not a small question! In one way or another, we at 1517legacy.com are always attempting to answer that question-and in a Biblical way! Wise laity will select a parish by what it confesses. Many of us long ago eliminated the Roman Catholic choice...Read More