I am struggling with how both predestination and the doctrine that people can lose their salvation could both be true and how to explain this to my Presbyterian friends. If I’m right, Presbyterians hold that you believe because you are predestined while Lutherans hold you are predestined because you believe. Some clarification would be really […]

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Will you talk about what submission looks like in marriage? I am a wife and I am looking for more information about how to submit. Thanks! ~A A, I think the best way to think about this is with a simple, short answer which gives simple ideas to think about: Stop nagging, love your husband, […]

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[youtube]VX8EUtJ_J6g[/youtube] Advent is here! But, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t all about baby Jesus and the manger. In fact, advent starts with judgment and repentance. So, today, Pastor Fisk goes through the Epistle lesson of this first Sunday in Series A of the three-year lectionary and shows how Romans 13 speaks to us of […]

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Can someone who holds to a non scriptural doctrine and does not repent when shown true doctrine from scripture be saved? ~J J, That is a question that many have come down on different sides of. Here is the standard LCMS answer, as formulated by Dr. Pieper in his Christian Dogmatics – the standard Seminary […]

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I was recently asked if I would be an elder in my church (LCMS). That got me thinking a lot about the role of an elder….what exactly does the LCMS require of elders? What should it require that it doesn’t, and what shouldn’t it that it does? What does a faithful elder look like to […]

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