'Scripture' Tagged Posts

'Scripture' Tagged Posts

A SURE WORD

The French philosopher Voltaire once said:  “Even if a miracle were wrought in the open marketplace before a thousand sober witnesses, I would rather mistrust my senses than admit a miracle.” The late British agnostic Bertrand Russell, was asked what he would say if, after he died, he found out there really was a God.  He replied:  “I would say, ‘Why did you not give me…

A REVIEW OF THE BASICS

Sometimes it is good to review the basics – for our own understanding of what we believe, and to help others understand also.  The message of the Bible can be summed up in the three-fold motto of the Lutheran Reformation: By Grace Alone By Faith Alone By Scripture Alone GRACE ALONE We believe that all people are by birth and nature sinful, alienated from God.   We believe…

CONFESSING CHRIST

When asked about their religious beliefs, more and more folks these days might say:  “Well, it’s a deeply personal and private matter.”   Who would doubt that one’s religious beliefs are personal.  For good or bad they personally affect us.  But along with that word “personal” comes the word “private.” Imagine talking that way in regard to other subjects.  Your friend…