How would you respond to someone who says that different denominational beliefs “are all dependent on interpretation” and therefore shouldn’t be worried about? -C C, I would say that different denominational beliefs “are all dependent on interpretation”. However, not all interpretations are equally valid. In fact, it is a basic fact of logic that two […]

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[youtube]ZN3__vfbf_4[/youtube] Worldview Everlasting AskdaPastor2.0 takes on the question of our Lord’s Words of Institution of the Holy Supper, especially in like of the modern argument that Jesus is gust speaking in metaphors. The classic answer of Christian orthodoxy ain’t a maverick as it rocks out with a whole lot of Gospel on the highway to […]

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Excellent video on Lutheran Soteriology, Crux Theologorum, and the magisterial and ministerial use of reason. I’m not sure I like the word “paradox” as that often is synonymous with “contradiction”. I don’t see a contradiction in the Lutheran view of soteriology. However, there is trouble with one area. How do you maintain A) God is […]

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Greeting WEteam In Luther’s Large Catechism (LC) about the Second Commandment he writes in paragraph 65 and 66: “Thus you have the sum of the entire commandment explained. And with this understanding the question with which many teachers have troubled themselves has been easily solved, to wit, why swearing is prohibited in the Gospel [Matt […]

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Could you respond to this statement: In James (I think chapter 2) it talks about how we are not just justified by our works, and I believe even at one point says something to the effect that we are not saved by faith alone. I have also heard that Luther wanted to remove the book […]

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I recently heard a pastor say, “If you can beat the devil in prayer,you can beat him anywhere, but if in prayer, the devil beats you, he can beat you anywhere.” Does this sound like Lutheran theology? -A Dear A, The actual quote from “The Night Cometh” by Paul W. Powell is “If you can […]

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Just a quick question. Is there a difference between ‘Divine Service’ and ‘Divine Worship’? -B B, The primary difference between the two is that the first, Divine Service, comes from the German “Gottesdienst” and is used by Lutherans most often to refer to the Chief Sunday Service with Communion. The last comes from the Latin […]

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[youtube]omANiRD4PJI[/youtube] Worldview Everlasting Greek Tuesday is back after a week singing hymns at the Higher Things youth conference in HOTlanta, and we check out Matthew14:13-21 where Jesus thinkum iz more than his disciples thinkum iz. Yeah, we’ll learn’em’guuuud! Philly Ministries: http://www.phillyministries.org Find’em on facebook! HigherThings 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qks9VYS-m2o&sns=fb 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfWsTKSizSg&feature=related And check’em out in Scandanavia!!! http://scandhouse.org/king/odom.html

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Why don’t some LCMS churches practice Holy Communion every week? Isn’t the Sacrament of the Altar the whole point of the Divine Service? I haven’t heard of any actual studies studying why Lutheran congregations stopped offering and receiving the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day. Clearly, as the Apology of the Augsburg Confession makes clear (see […]

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