Dear WE: As a Lutheran I have begun to study the topics of single predestination and unlimited atonement. They seem to make sense on their own but do not go together. Is this a Trinity-like scenario where we have two truths that seem opposed because of our limited human knowledge? Thanks for the help, love […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard The following material is a compilation of pithy theological quotes that have been gathered over the past several years from conversations, various books, and pastoral encounters. These pithy quotes have been adapted and organized into approximately 36 different doctrinal subjects. Each doctrinal subject though, presents two opposing theological views laid forth […]

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I have a question about John Chapter 6. As I read it I know that Jesus is talking about faith, but the sacramental reference is hard to miss too. I seem to get varying answers depending upon which pastor I ask. Some will say that it is not a reference to the sacrament of the […]

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The sermon this last Sunday was based on Luke 16:1-15. The pastor spoke on the first part of this reading, but didn’t say anything about verses 8 to 15. I think I understood what he preached on, but I am really confused about the rest of the reading. Can you please explain it to me? […]

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Dear Pastor The Bible states that a man should leave his parents and take a wife. Why did Jesus ( as a man on earth) not take a wife? Love your videos! Thanks! B- There is a slight misunderstanding in your question. The use of “should” there is slightly archaic — it’s not “should” in […]

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I watched the video entitled, “I am is Not is Not” http://www.worldvieweverlasting.com/2013/03/01/i-am-is-not-is-not/ and was wondering if Pastor Fisk could explain how the I am statements by Jesus are different from His statements in Mark 9:42-50. What makes the statement to cut off one’s hand or pluck out one’s eye figurative? Thanks! ~R Dear R: Jesus […]

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What does St Paul mean when he says, “All things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial” (1 Cor.10:23)? Thanks! ~C C, Great question. Often it is helpful when we come across a confusing verse to keep on reading (or back up and read what has come before). The following verses really help out […]

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I was reading Galatians when I came across verse 3:16, where Paul says the seed included in the promise God made to Abraham is singular, and a reference to Christ. I then flipped over to Genesis to find the verse/verses he was referencing, and became confused. I found several verses(Gen.13:15-16 ; 17:7-9 ), in which […]

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Dear WE team I realize as Lutherans we want to make absolutely sure that nothing is lost (or gained) in translating the Bible to English. Why does Rev. Fisk go back to the Greek language when it was originally written in Hebrew? Dear friend, Dear A: When you ask, “Why does Rev. Fisk go back […]

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What does it mean to say that the bible is true? ~D Dear D: When we say that the Bible is true, what we mean is that the Bible does not seek to mislead us, lie to us, or present false information. As God’s inspired Word (1 Tim. 3:16), the Scriptures do not contain any […]

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