Posts from October 2014

Posts from October 2014

THE LONG REFORMATION

One writer entitled his book The Long Reformation.  His point was that the reformation is oft repeated throughout history when people have forgotten the truth of God.  It is repeated when God’s people return to the Scriptures to find again their Savior and God’s truth. Israel wandered for 40 years in the wilderness. They forgot God.  So on the border of the Promised Land,…

OUR FAIR CORNER

You may recall that at the end of The Small Catechism, Martin Luther tacked on what he called “The Table of Duties.”  For husbands and wives, parents and children, pastors and parishioners, labor and management he set down the Bible passages that apply to each.  At the end of the table of duties he put down the little poem: “Let each his lesson learn with care and all the…

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT…?

So “gay marriage” is now legal in our state…and many others.  Those who have been around a few years can be heard saying:  “Who would have thought a generation ago that a man could marry another man, that a woman could marry another woman…and that so many would cheer and applaud?” Bible students know why Sodom and Gomorrah were incinerated by God.  Fifteen books of the…

WORN OUT HAMMERS

A couple centuries ago, two Englishmen named West and Lyttleton tried something as trendy then, in the so-called age of rationalism, as it is today in the so-called age of post-modernism.  They set out to discredit Christianity. They painted bulls-eyes on two major events recorded in the New Testament:  the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the miraculous…