Why Christian News? There are many less than compelling reasons to continue Christian News: just because it is 57 years old and people are used to receiving it; for the memory of Herman Otten and his work; to relive the glory days of Christianity in America and the LCMS; as a tribute to the steadfastness … Continue reading Why Christian News?
A summary of Dr. Kleinig's presentation from the 2022 Concordia Theological Seminary Symposia: The words and opinions are my own, based on my notes taken in person. —ed. Dr. Kleinig appeared virtually on a screen from Australia, with just a few minutes lost due to a technical snafu. An outline was handed out thankfully. His … Continue reading Our Wonderfully Made Bodies —Dr. John W. Kleinig
The idea here is to ceremonial memorialize rebellion and anti-Christian sentiment, making it religious in a pagan way. Even unbelievers can crave ceremony and liturgy, but Baptism is God’s work that cannot be undone, anymore than we can go back and redo our first birth. Thankfully, God still calls to repentance—He wants all sinners to … Continue reading In Catholic Italy,‘de-baptism’ is gaining popularity
Self-confident sinners cannot stand not knowing—thinking a test (just awareness) is almost as good as a cure. But this craving for omniscience is lustful ambition for God’s role and authority. We are not made to be know-it-alls, overlords of the future, but trust in the Father’s care. Christ’s Word reveals that we have a loving … Continue reading A Prenatal Test Shouldn’t Determine a Life
God has not told us, therefore we do not know the answer to this question, nor do we need to know it. It is a mystery this side of heaven. But the important thing is to have God’s Word—and believe what He actually says. The book of Hebrews itself is one of the strongest witnesses … Continue reading Who Wrote Hebrews?
This book is pure paganism, but at least it is honest, though thoroughly mistaken. In actuality, it is an attack on Christianity. It talks of God not being “male,” but that is not Christian. God reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in masculine words, but He is spirit—not physically male or female. God … Continue reading Book Review: “The Girl God”
The world seeks scientific certainty and mathematical safety in terms of percentages, outcomes, and average lifespans. But God has humbled the proud who think they can live just fine without Him—and is continuing to do so.Those who trusted in human solutions to a what man has labeled “a pandemic” have been thrown back into uncertainty … Continue reading Uncertainty and Trust
One of the main facets of pagan living today is that most choose a label to identity themselves and then base their standing and value on some activity or action around it. Mostly, it revolves around sexual preferences or relationships. At its root, this is satanic. This helpful quote is quite revealing: "In modern times, … Continue reading Self-chosen Identities are Satanic
Is it safe? That is the question many are asking about church attendance, and also other public activities. But church is not supposed to be safe and harmless. Approaching the holy God is a dangerous task to be done in the highest reverence. God’s Word hits us hard in the pure proclamation of Scripture. We … Continue reading Is it Safe?
Roger Kovaciny To help you understand why the Lutheran Reformation was so necessary, I have rewritten the hymn "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" as Catholics might have sung it before Luther. Catholics could not possibly have thought of Jesus as a Friend. The Church had characterized the Savior as a Judge so strict … Continue reading What a Friend We Have in Mary
Christianity is easily perverted and transformed into something man-made that does not save, all while retaining a similar language, style, and feeling. Satan is fine with the outward aspects of Christianity, as long as there is no power to take away sins and sustain faith. What did Jesus say to the religious experts of His … Continue reading How to Turn Christianity into a Secular Religion