[youtube]YBTF2TDb4Ig[/youtube] “It’s too Catholic!!” I bet you’ve heard that a lot once you became Lutheran and your Evangelical friends came to your church for a visit. So how should you respond? Issues Etc w/ Pastor Fisk – http://issuesetc.org/2015/07/15/3-talking-to-your-children-about-homosexual-marriage-pr-jonathan-fisk-71515/ We continue our break as Pastor Fisk transitions to his new call in North Dakota and Peter […]

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Dear WE: This may be a difficult question to answer, but I feel it is worthwhile to discuss. When exactly in the history of the Church did the original church founded by the apostles start to transition into the Roman Catholic Church, that is, a church in which all members must submit to the Bishop […]

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[youtube]KxTglbyabk0[/youtube] Is your salvation in jeopardy if you leave the Lutheran church and join Roman Catholicism? I mean, they have so much in common, they’re, like, totally the same, right? Right?? And how are we to properly understand 1 John 3? It seems like another case where doing good works (obeying commands) saves us, or […]

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Dear Worldview Everlasting, I am considering becoming a Lutheran, but I have 1 major hangup with taking on this title because of Paul’s warnings to the Corinthian church: “…One of you says, ‘I follow Paul’; another, ‘I follow Apollos’; another ‘I follow Cephas’; still another, ‘I follow Christ.’ Is Christ divided?… (1 Cor. 1:12-13) Can […]

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When looking at the Sacraments of the Roman Church compared to the Lutheran Church, why is confession/absolution (reconciliation in Rome) not considered a sacrament in the Lutheran Church? Dear M, What the Roman Church calls “Reconciliation” or “Confession” the Lutheran Church tends to call Holy Absolution or the Office of the Keys. We like to […]

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Hello, If the Lutheran Church is the correct teaching, why didn’t it exist until the 1500s? Did not Christ establish the Church before then? Similarly, what is the Lutheran approach to the Easter Orthodox Church, from which the Romans broke away in the 11th century? Thank you. M, There is one Holy Catholic and Apostolic […]

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Hi WE Team, Not a Lutheran, but I am a big fan of WE. I’m wondering about the LCMS use of the word “Christian” instead of “Catholic” in the Nicene Creed. These words aren’t synonymous. On what grounds does the LCMS choose to change the creed? Many blessings, J Dear J, The reason that Missouri […]

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