Theologica Prolegomena

With Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, 09/20/2022, Tuesday.

Article 2 and 9 of Luther’s essentials

33-76 kolb essential Luther ch. 1

dekao syne justification and righteousness same Greek word

homartolo – the sinner  not comparing himself with anyone else. Justification is super important Psalm 31, 71, Galatians, Romans 3, Jesus who speaks throughout all of scripture. Christ gives us faith and forgives our sins.  In sanctification you can co labor with God; in justification you are purely passive. Luke 18 tax collector, Romans 5.

charisma – gift

charis – grace


Helpless – austhenen weak of soul, psyche, pneuma, soma. Has to do with soul, way we think, what we feel, what we want. Soulish weakness. Romans 5.

Your sin can’t out savior Jesus Christ

Requist Eternum

Ex ros — actively odious and hostile to God.

Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity


incarnate, written, preached, sacramental — or visible word. Word comes to us in 4 ways.

This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed. — Martin Luther

Theologica Prolegomena Week 2

opus deo alienum — alien work of God (Law)

opus deo properum — proper work of God (Gospel)

Therefore, the world is set at right because God poured out his wrath on His Son. Each one receiving the Word of God has the freedom to reject it. God’s Word comes to us and creates faith in us.

Is God acting in revulsion to His nature for his wrath to have manifested?

The fullness of the Godhead was pleased to dwell in Christ, Colossians 1

The fullness of the Godhead was not revealed until we beheld the face of Jesus.

We are now transitioning to page 38….

What does it mean to be a creature in God’s creation?

We get to enjoy the creation. All that is needed is provided. A creature lives by the hand of, and the grace and mercy of God.

But why did Luther believe we had lost the Imago Dei?

He believed that human nature was like a mirror that lost it’s ability to reflect, and needed to be cleaned.

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