Sola BlogView All Posts >>

Lessons in the Lutheran Confessions
Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope part 38

Click above for larger graphic.  •   Original image  •   Index of Scripture Graphics and posts by Scripture reference

  Click for a recording of today's lesson. 

Psalm 50:15

From the Confessions: Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope 

Then, how many abuses and what horrible idolatry the invocation of saints has produced!

Pulling It Together

Whenever one wonders if a doctrine is true or false, look to the chief article. Does a teaching conflict with the first article? If so, then the doctrine is false. Christ alone helps sinners. The works of people—whether self or saints—is of no advantage. Indeed, they are a great disadvantage because they subvert the knowledge of and obscure the glory of Christ. Look to Christ alone; call upon him for help, for he is the one who delivers. Moreover, he is the only one whom glory is due.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord God, for all your benefits in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Receive these daily Sola Devotions by email. Write mryman@solapublishing.com with "Subscribe" as your subject. To unsubscribe, send an email to the same address with "Unsubscribe" as your subject.

A Discussion of Living Religions is a brief introduction to major world religions that takes a conversational approach as a group of friends talk together about what it is they believe. Each has a chance to speak for themselves about how they understand the fundamentals of reality and faith.


Click Here For Content Archives