No doctrine differentiates Confessional Lutherans from the broader Protestant world more than the conviction that regeneration comes through baptism. This volume consists of two treatises by Charles Porterfield Krauth on the subject. The fist work is "Infant Baptism and Infant Salvation in the Calvinistic System." Through an extensive look at Reformed divines, Charles Krauth demonstrates that Reformed theology has no grounds for assurance that one's baptized children are saved. He shows that the Reformed tradition has a consistent belief in infant damnation, whereas the Lutheran reformation gives assurance to parents of baptized children. The second treatise, "Baptism: The Doctrine Set Forth in Holy Scripture and Taught in the Evangelical Lutheran Church," is a systematic study of the Lutheran view of baptism in contrast to other perspectives.
What has God called me to do?
How do I love my neighbor?
What is my identity?
How does the Christian faith impact my daily life?
These are among the many questions answered in this book. Throughout this work, Jordan Cooper writes about the essential aspects of how to live as God's child. He writes about the importance of the sacraments, the difference between God's commandments and promises, how to follow Jesus, the nature and purpose of Christian worship, and the different types of relationships that God has called us to. Through an explanation of Scripture, along with theological and practical application, Cooper teaches Christians how to live as those who have been baptized into Christ.
There is no doctrine which distinguishes Lutheranism from the vast world of Protestantism more than the teaching of the Lord's Supper. The contention that Christ's body and blood are in, with, and under the Eucharistic elements in central to Lutheran identity. In this work, Henry Immanuel Schmidt defends the historic Lutheran teaching on this subject against some who claimed the name Lutheran, but adopted a Reformed view of the Supper. He deals with topics such as: The words of institution, the text of 1 Corinthians 11, the communication of attributes from Christ's divinity to his humanity, and the nature of figurative language in Scripture. This work is essential reading for anyone interested in learning about, or defending the Lutheran view of Holy Communion.
This final volume in the American Lutheran Classics series combines two works of America's first great Lutheran thinker. The first of these is a treatise on the subject of Baptism, in which David Henkel responds to the work of the Methodist Joseph Moore. In it, he clearly and ably defends the Lutheran understanding of Baptismal regeneration against criticisms which are still common in the church today. The second work is a series of articles on the central Reformation doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone.David Henkel (1795-1831) was a pastor, church planter, and theologian who served in various positions in the southern United States. Along with his brother, Philip, he helped to bring Confessional Lutheran thought into America, including providing an English translation of the Book of Concord.