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"Levels of Fellowship" - Scriptural Principles or Rules of Men?
Ecumenism can be tempting, especially when the people in the world around us are trying to find common ground even at the lowest common denominator. Church bodies have fallen victim to the lure of false ecumenism by altering ...
What Is Heresy?
This paper was written is response to a 1965 revision of an LCMS document entitled Theology of Fellowship. After a thorough word study of the usage of the New Testament word for heresy, the author examines heresy as defined ...
Romans 16:17,18 and Its Application to Individual Fellowship
Gawrisch opens by pointing out the discrepancies between the “Statement of the Forty-four” and the “Brief Statement.” The “Statement” openly contradicted the “Brief Statement” in that it denied Romans 16 applied to all ...
The Doctrine of Fellowship and the Cost of Discipleship
It can be difficult to not participate in ecumenical activities, especially when such abstinence is called loveless or narrow-minded. However we must maintain our stance on fellowship, because we have been commanded to ...