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Lessons in the Lutheran Confessions
The Smalcald Articles – part 15

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John 15:26

From the Confessions: The Smalcald Articles 

II. That the Father was begotten of no one; the Son is begotten of the Father; the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.

Pulling It Together: With the Nicene Creed, Luther confessed that God the Father is eternal, that the Son is eternally begotten of the Father, and that the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son. Though the clause “and Son,” added to the Nicene Creed, caused such great debate in the Church that it led to a division into Eastern and Western churches just after the first millennium of Christianity, Scripture clearly teaches that the Holy Spirit is sent from both the Father and the Son, and that as God (Acts 5:3–4), the Spirit proceeds from them in eternity.

Prayer: Blessed Trinity whom the Church calls God, help me bear witness to your truth. Amen.

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Este pequeño manual, conocido como El Catecismo Menor de Martín Lutero, ha sido utilizado por los Luteranos durante siglos como una herramienta de enseñanza, especialmente en la instrucción de la confirmación. El pequeño manual pretende dar a los lectores un breve resumen de las enseñanzas de la Biblia, viendo algunos ejemplos de versos bien conocidos por los cristianos, oraciones y elementos de adoración.

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