From the Confessions: The Defense of the Augsburg Confession
Concerning Good Works
So this cause is a worthy one, for which we will refuse no danger to defend. If you have agreed to our Confession, “do not yield to the wicked, but go forward more boldly,” when our opponents employ their terrors and tortures and punishments to drive away from you that consolation which has been offered in our article to the whole Church.
Pulling It Together: Anyone who earnestly reads the Bible will soon observe that the teaching that we obtain the forgiveness of sins by faith freely for Christ’s sake has its foundation everywhere in the Bible. So we may confidently rely on God and the Lord Jesus Christ, faithfully confessing an obvious and important truth of Scripture even though it is harshly opposed. Who would want to have this great and everlasting comfort taken from him since the salvation of the whole Christian Church depends upon it?
Prayer: Lord, give me the conviction of faith. Amen.
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The goal of Personalities of Faith, a ten-session Bible study for youth, is to encourage young people to commit themselves to follow Jesus in discipleship by becoming "personalities of faith". Using biblical examples of people who have followed—or failed to follow—God's call, participants will be prepared to better follow the Lord in their own lives.