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With Christ My Savior

Luther’s Small Catechism Explained in Questions and Answers

BY H. U. Sverdrup, Late Pastor in the Church of Norway. ABRIDGED Translated from the Norwegian . PREFACE. In 1897 the present publishers issued in Norwegian an Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism by Pastor H. U. Sverdrup, being an abridged edition of a larger work by the same author, based on Dr. Pontoppidan’s Explanation of…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6 VERSE 1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness. IF we carefully weigh the words of the Apostle we perceive that he does not speak of doctrinal faults and errors, but of much lesser faults by which a…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5 IN this chapter the Apostle Paul presents the doctrine of Christian liberty in a final effort to persuade the Galatians to give up the nefarious doctrine of the false apostles. To accomplish his purpose he adduces threats and promises, trying in every way possible to keep them in the liberty which Christ purchased…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4 VERSE 1. Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all; VERSE 2. But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. THE Apostle had apparently finished his discourse on justification when this illustration…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3 VERSE 1. O foolish Galatians. THE Apostle Paul manifests his apostolic care for the Galatians. Sometimes he entreats them, then again he reproaches them, in accordance with his own advice to Timothy: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort.” In the midst of his discourse on Christian…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2 VERSE 1. Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem. Paul taught justification by faith in Christ Jesus, without the deeds of the Law. He reported this to the disciples at Antioch. Among the disciples were some that had been brought up in the ancient customs of the Jews. These rose…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther Chapter 1

FROM LUTHER’S INTRODUCTION, 1538 In my heart reigns this one article, faith in my dear Lord Christ, the beginning, middle and end of whatever spiritual and divine thoughts I may have, whether by day or by night. CHAPTER 1 VERSE 1. Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and…
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COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS by Martin Luther

COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS (1535) By Martin Luther PREFACE The preparation of this edition of Luther’s Commentary on Galatians was first suggested to me by Mr. P. J. Zondervan, of the firm of publishers, in March, 1937. The consultation had the twofold merit of definiteness and brevity. “Luther is still the greatest…
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