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Strictly speaking, the appropriate word for the issue of divorce is serious. We are serious about divorce because we strictly adhere to the Word of God. The seriousness of divorce is not determined by “our church,” but rather by what God has said in His Word. God is serious about His institution of marriage, and therefore He is also Read More
Statistics indicate that eighty percent of American adults gamble, and three to five percent of those struggle with a gambling addiction. In 2007, Americans lost more than $92 billion gambling ( As with other addictions, those caught up in gambling often turn to crime in order to fund their habit. Government-sponsored Read More
It seems like the perfect business model. Start with products that are donated or deeply discounted. Add volunteer labor and a worthwhile cause. Plug in a community of willing buyers. Reap a handsome profit that any retailer would envy. It also seems like the perfect fit. Picture a not-for-profit church groaning under financial obligations. It Read More

Why Do We Baptize Infants?

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The short answer to this question is that infants are in need of the same forgiveness that adults need, because they have inherited the sinful nature of their parents. Jesus said to Nicodemus, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6). Human nature has been corrupted by Read More
The beginning of the answer to this question is found in the creation of Adam and Eve. “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’  . . . Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman and He brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:18, Read More

Short answer: nothing.  

Where nothing happens, there is no spiritual growth.
No lightning bolt will fall from the sky warning you about spiritual danger. No one will return from the dead to plead with you about using your time of grace wisely. Nothing visibly upsetting may happen at all. In time, Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (SIXTH IN A SERIES)  Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions Why Can’t Non-Members Be Soloists At Weddings Or Funerals? May someone who is not a member of a congregation in the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) sing or be an accompanist in, for example, a wedding or funeral conducted by one of our Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (FIFTH IN A SERIES)  Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
Why Can’t CLC Members Join the Lodge? The constitutions of congregations within the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) include a statement declaring that in order to hold communicant membership, an individual Read More
Before you ask who can serve as a sponsor for your child’s Baptism, there is another, more important question to consider: Should you have sponsors at all? The use of sponsors, or “Godparents,” is a church custom that is neither commanded nor forbidden by Read More
Written by: Frank Gantt pastor of St. Luke’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lemmon, South Dakota. “Since it has pleased Almighty God in His good providence to call this brother out of this present life, it is proper for us, before committing his body to the earth, to hear in our bereavement the admonition and comfort of God’s Read More