There are two parts to the baptized Life. After eight lessons of “putting to death the old Adam,” it is time to discuss “the resurrection of the new man.” Neither mortification, nor quickening can be found in the unbeliever. This second part will teach us about God’s work in the Gospel to give faith which justifies and comforts those terrified by God’s work in the Law.
In this lesson we take a side trip to look at Plato’s philosophy from his cave analogy. The Apology of the Augsburg Confession XII (para. 46) described a counterfeit mortification as Platonic and a fake faith as a Platonic figment. We also saw the difference between a general faith (like the demons have- James 2:19) and personal faith which saves and sustains the baptized life of mortification and quickening.
Resources: Lesson Nine Baptism Mar 20 2016
Lesson Nine Overheads Baptism Feb 28 2016
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