Dear Worldview Everlasting, In Thesis 15 of Law and Gospel, Walther makes a dichotomy between this narrow and wide sense of the Gospel. Can you explain the different senses of the Gospel? Most humbly confused, A A – It’s not so much the idea of a different sense, but the fact that the word “Gospel” […]

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I don’t understand this comparison between the Law and the Gospel as though the Gospel is mericiful good news and the Law is just condemnation. The Gospel is full of commands that are far more difficult to follow than the Law – that is love you enemy, forgive everybody, deny yourself etc.. How is this […]

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Jeremiah 11:1-23. Reading it I got the impression that the Lords words against the sinning/covenant-breaking Jews of old could be applied to our generation. We routinely make gods of money, entertainment.. etc. In vrs 14 God says not to pray for these people, He will not listen! How do we balance this with grace, Christ’s […]

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It is a very terrifying thing to me when I am told that if a Christian falls into a sin, he is lost until he repent again. Walther seems to say just this in his Theses XVIII of his “Law and Gospel”. Also, it is terrifying when people say that Christians are unsaved if they […]

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I once heard that the question “What would happen to you if you were to die tonight?” being described as an un-Lutheran question. I don’t quite understand why this would be. Could you possibly elaborate? Thanks! -J J, There’s a couple of problems with asking someone out of the blue “What would happen if you […]

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Could you respond to this statement: God’s relationship with you can be stronger than any other you could have in this world…..we are born into sin but God said there is no temptation stronger than him…those born into struggle or into a tough life, God made ya strong enough to choose him over natural urges…God […]

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how would you convey the gospel to someone who has had an abortion and is deeply disturbed by it without downplaying the law of thou shall not kill? or to a soldier who has come back from combat and has had to take a life? R Hi R., It’s always tough deciding how to distinguish […]

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Hi guys: My background is Reformed (aka Calvinist). In our history, we had a few controversies in the 1700’s among mostly Puritans but also among Calvinist Anglicans and Baptists known as the Neonomian-Antinomian controversies. The Neonomians (such as Baxter and others) would call confessing Reformed guys “Antinomians” even though this wasn’t the case. Most of […]

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Hey, I have heard that the reason Luther took the theological path he took was because he rejected the prevalent acceptance of the categories presented by Aristotle that much of the Church in Luther’s time took as a given. Is this true? And if so can you explain some of the basics of how Luther’s […]

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[youtube]6BbJb0F5YxE[/youtube] Worldview Everlasting AskdaPastor2.0 takes on buttons, bureaucracies, musical taste, Law and Gospel, and then, the hard one: the question of faith in the unborn child.  Let Philadelphia Remain: www.phillyministries.org  

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