I have been reading your book, 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break…” and am very concerned about what you say on page 142; that “the Father now believes you ARE Jesus.”… (Galatians 4:28) I don’t believe that is what Galatians is saying. If we ARE Jesus, then we are God, and we […]

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Hi: I have been attending an LCMS church for about a year. I am part way through going through the Small catechism with the pastor. Though I am convinced that Luther’s teachings about confession and absolution are correct, every attempt to explain the scriptural reference and practice of it(John 22-23 & James 5:16) results in […]

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[youtube]PiI2ssQIML8[/youtube] Different translations say things differently. And sometimes, an Old Testament passage seems to be different when it is quoted in the New Testament. How do we reconcile this? Are these errors? Does this mean Scripture is untrustworthy? Or is there another answer? Issues Etc. Question of the Week Link: http://issuesetc.org/tag/antisemitism/ Videos used: Shut Up, […]

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[youtube]egCBmfFkf1o[/youtube] It’s time for another Summer Greek episode! And in this one we find out that the Law kills. Always. Each use of it. Even the Third Use!! Gasp! But, that is exactly what God intended so that His Gospel can raise you. Sit down for a bit and watch this lightning fast treatment of […]

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[youtube]SHYqSEX6wBk[/youtube] Prophecy. Speaking in tongues. Miraculous signs and wonders. I do not think they mean what you think they mean. It turns out the entire Charismatic gifts movement is an exercise in missing the point failing to take in to account the entire testimony of Scripture and what it has to say about the role […]

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What is the Lutheran (i.e. correct) reading of the Isaiah 54:17? I hear many evangelical “health, wealth, and happiness” preachers on TV using this as a verse to support their theology of glory. But, how should this verse be correctly interpreted in the light of Christ’s incarnation and vicarious suffering for our sins. In Christ, […]

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Hi Rev Fisk. I am an LCMS Lutheran suffering from clinical depression. While this has affected my life drastically, it has led me to some deep introspection about topics that aren’t very cheerful. Namely: repentance. How can I be truly repentant if I know I’m going to sin again? ~I I, One of the things […]

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[youtube]jumgIuNsAQI[/youtube] How does my death and burial in baptism impact me right now? What does the first part of Romans 6 have to do with the second part? Summer (not quite) Greek takes on Romans 6:12-23. WEtv continues even while Pastor Fisk is gone for most of the summer! Videos used: Ocean scene – http://youtu.be/Unyml6W9bKc […]

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How do you handle a struggle with private conf. & abosol. when what you confess would be very embarassing. Not a deed but thoughts entertained. & if you don’t can you still have confidence in general absol. and the LS for forgiveness? ~L Hi L., I find in my own confession that I’m embarrassed of […]

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I watched the “You’re wrong because grammar” video, regarding Acts 2:38 and Baptism. I have an ongoing debate with a Baptist minister on infant Baptism, related to Mark 16:16. His view is that because “belief” is placed before “baptized”, the implication is that belief has to be present before baptism, therefore excluding infants. I know […]

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