Excerpt from A Please for the Augsburg Confession, in Answer to the Objections of the Definite Platform: An Address to All Ministers and Laymen of the Evangelical Church of the United States
The Church of our Fathers in this country, has, for a period of several mouths, been considerably agitated by a small anonymous Pamphlet, which purports to be a recension of the Augsburg Confession, the primitive standard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the most renowned document of her faith, and for three centuries the unexceptionable password of her adherents.
The recension, appearing under the title of "A Definite Platform," &c., acknowledges that the Augsburg Confession as a whole is in perfect harmony with the revealed word of God, and declares that the venerable document is by no means to be done away with in the Church, whose birth it once gloriously proclaimed before the highest powers of Church and State in the old German Empire. And yet, notwithstanding this concession is made, the recension points out a series of doctrinal errors, which the Augsburg Confession is said to contain.
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