In this episode Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Gene Veith's book, "The Spirituality of the Cross." Veith presents the truth of how Christianity differs from the religions of the world, and how Lutheranism emphasizes the truths of God's Word better than other Christian denominations. Veith writes about the doctrines that separate Christianity from false religions and what distinguishes Lutheranism from the rest: Justification, the Means of Grace, the Theology of the Cross, Vocation, and the Two Kingdoms. Veith warns of moralism (earning salvation by your works), speculation (earning salvation through knowledge) and mysticism (gaining salvation through emotion). God works outside of sinners in the person of Christ to accomplish salvation for sinners. This book is a must read for those who are searching for the truth of God's salvation, or who would like to grow in their understanding of God's work of salvation.
December 9, 2016