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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Talking with my grandma recently, in a discussion about one’s outlook on life and theology, she made the basic argument that you have to always treat yourself as #1 before you even consider those around you. Now, this is in the context of a Roman Catholic widow who got all 9 of her kids through […]

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WE Team: Article 24 of the Augsburg Confession asserts that Lutherans not only celebrate the Mass, calling it “the Mass”, but we do so with more reverence and with more purity than the Papists. So, why don’t we Lutherans (or should I say, “WE Lutherans”) use this historic term more today? ~M Dear M: This […]

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Should a married couple use contraception? My wife and I want children but everyone is telling us we need to wait until we are “financially stable”. We feel as if God will take care of us regardless. What should we do? ~J Hi J, WE doesn’t come out and talk about this issue much because […]

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What is Your thoughts on the Athet Pyan Shinthaw Paulu story? I’m trying to be gentle to my niece in answering her email that says “How can a person say that since you believe in some other religion that you’re going to be sent straight to hell? Even though I’m not a religious person I […]

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Why is charasmatic listed as the theology of the LCMS Wikipedia page? That is not correct, right? Thank you for the awesome bi-weekly videos and question & answers listed on WE TV! Keep on rocking! ~J Dear J: It is listed under “theology” in the side-bar summary, because the LCMS did have a small but […]

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