what happens to the baby’s soul if a baby dies before it get baptized? (like crib death) Does it matter if the baby’s mother or parents are Christian? What happens to the soul of a unborn baby if the mother has a miscarriage? Thank you, J J, This is a very difficult question, and one […]

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In conf./abs., private or corporate; what does one do when you find you need to confess but right behind it you begin thinking, “your confession will be half hearted”. You want to be really sorry but you are wrestling with yourself over the sincerity & you feel as you are going to God half-hearted. You […]

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Why should one go to church if the Sacrament is not offered? Answers that I have read/seen on why one should go to church have been answered with a “Word AND Sacrament” emphasis. Rarely, if ever, is there forgiveness, if the service has no sacrament. It seems as though there is a greater propensity for […]

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In the Epitome of the Formula of Concord; VI.3 reads, “It is necessary that the law of The Lord always shine before them, so that they may not start self willed and self created forms of serving God from human devotion.” As always happens around this time of year there are “Christians” who want to […]

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Lutherans tend to baptize by sprinkling water. Baptists say we are doing this wrong because in the Bible they only baptize by emersion. Lutherans believe that communion can only be done with bread and wine, whereas Baptists use grape juice and crackers. We say they are wrong in doing this. So I am wondering why […]

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How was Jesus fully man and also fully God? Someone always brings it up and says that Jesus was born a man without “the nature of God,” after Jesus was baptized, he took on the nature of God. No one else can bring anything definitive enough to dissuade him, and he always brings up John […]

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[youtube]sZT8FclxRoI[/youtube] And part two of this week’s omnibus is here! Where does the New Testament come from? Does baptism save you? Does the lack of baptism condemn you to hell? Videos used: Talking Twin Babies – http://youtu.be/_JmA2ClUvUY 11 Month Old Twins Dancing to Daddy’s Guitar – http://youtu.be/to7uIG8KYhg Join the Lutheran Ninja Clan – http://www.worldvieweverlasting.com/lutheran-ninja-clan/ Want […]

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I was curious what the red candle is for in churches? And why is it always close to the altar? Dear E: That light is called a “sanctuary light/lamp,” and it has different meanings according to the doctrine of the church in which it is hung. In the Roman Catholic Church, it is used to […]

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A friend said it was vital to vote for Mitt Romney because he was pro Israel and the bible says that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. He then accused me and the Lutheran Church of being antisemitic because I said that the modern nation state […]

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How was Jesus fully man and also fully God? Someone always brings it up and says that Jesus was born a man without “the nature of God,” after Jesus was baptized, he took on the nature of God. No one else can bring anything definitive enough to dissuade him, and he always brings up John […]

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