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Author: Daniel Feischer

The Fool Who Fools Himself

Written by Daniel Feischer | July, 2014
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Everyone has a god— even those who claim that there is no God.  American atheists are planning to initiate a TV channel dedicated to god-lessness. We were reminded of this again when we read that American atheists are planning to initiate a TV channel dedicated to god-lessness. According to a spokesman, the purpose and intent […] Read More

What is Truly Lutheran

Written by Daniel Feischer | March, 2012
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Upon the death of the Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther, differences arose within the Lutheran Church—a name assigned to those who held the doctrines he had taught from Scripture. Consequently in 1577, the Formula of Concord, the defining confession of the Lutheran faith and teaching, was written as an effort to settle disputes that had arisen. […] Read More

Appreciating, With Thanksgiving, the Gifts We Have

Written by Daniel Feischer | November, 2013
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As children of God we have been richly blessed. If we have to ask how we have been blessed or how richly, that indicates we are taking those gifts for granted. Above all, we thank God the Father for His love in Christ Jesus. The precious gospel of salvation in Jesus is our greatest blessing, the most secure […] Read More

Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther

Written by Daniel Feischer | July, 2015
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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of some of the most influential and important Lutheran theologians. C. F. W. Walther (1811-1887) was the first president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (1847-1850). He also served a second time (1864-1878). Except for Martin Luther, perhaps no […] Read More

Reason to Give Thanks Every Day!

Written by Daniel Feischer | November, 2014
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Thanksgiving Day is not an appointed church holiday but a national celebration. Nevertheless, the church celebrates it for good reason. Surely, when we consider the blessings from our Heavenly Father from whom comes every good and perfect gift, we have reason to say every day: “Praise the Lord. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for […] Read More

The Beauty of Reconciliation

Written by Daniel Feischer | March, 2014
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If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me. 18 But if he has wronged you or owes anything, put that on my account. 19 I, Paul, am writing with my own hand. I will repay—not to mention to you that you owe me even your own self besides. Read More

The Only Savior

Written by Daniel Feischer | December, 2011
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Before the fall into sin there was no need for salvation. Adam and Eve already enjoyed perfect bliss and happiness in paradise. But since the fall and the consequent loss of paradise, restoration of perfect bliss and happiness (eternal salvation) is regained only through the One who was promised by the Father and who came […] Read More

What is Truly Lutheran?

Written by Daniel Feischer | April, 2012
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To begin with, we do well to define the term Christian. A Christian is one who believes in the forgiveness of sins through the blood atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. This faith and confidence is not part of the natural human heart but a consequence of the gospel through which the Holy Spirit creates […] Read More

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS DIVISIVE?

Written by Daniel Feischer | August, 2013
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(First of two) In Ireland in June of 2013 the American president said, “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation” (emphasis added). Read More

ADVENT AGAIN

Written by Daniel Feischer | December, 2014
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Advent is a season of preparation for Christians. Consisting ofthe first four Sundays of the new church year, it is the season during which we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the incarnate Christ. Each year we observe this season by preparing ourselves with prayer and contemplation of the historical fact as well as the […] Read More

Paul, Being Dead, Yet Speaks!

Written by Daniel Feischer | May, 2012
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“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 2 Timothy 4:6-16 Read More

The Blessing Of Fellowship

Written by Daniel Feischer | August, 2011
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Just exactly what is “Scriptural fellowship”? Fellowship may be companionship or an exercise of friendliness toward one another. It expresses what the dictionary defines as a “community of interest.” The exercise of such fellowship serves society. But fellowship as society defines it is quite shallow—certainly a far cry from the scriptural concept. “Fellowship” in the […] Read More

IMMANUEL — GOD WITH US

Written by Daniel Feischer | May, 2013
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(written after graduation 2012) Recently we enjoyed one of the highlights of each year—the closing concert of our CLC’s Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire was filled to capacity with worshipers who had the distinct privilege to hear both the student body choir and […] Read More

“On Earth Peace…”

Written by Daniel Feischer | December, 2013
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“…On earth peace…” declared the angels to the shepherds on the night of the Savior’s birth (Luke 2:14).     How shall we understand the expression “…On earth peace…”? Does the angelic declaration of peace on Earth refer to some millennial peace during which Jesus allegedly returns to set up His kingdom on Earth? Does it […] Read More

Fear On the Other Side?

Written by Daniel Feischer | April, 2014
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Death is the common denominator among all people. Scripture tells us “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12). That is an indisputable, observable truth! There is another indisputable truth of Scripture which, however, is not universally accepted. “For the […] Read More

What is Truly Lutheran?

Written by Daniel Feischer | May, 2012
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In concluding our second article on the topic “What is Truly Lutheran?”, we summarized the contents of the Augsburg Confession [cf. April 2012 Lutheran Spokesman, p. 15ff]. The Augsburg Confession—the classic confession of the Lutheran Church—was read publicly in June of 1530. One of the Catholic bishops who heard it said, “All of this is […] Read More

The Old Paths

Written by Daniel Feischer | December, 2010
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“…God and God alone can teach the truth, for He only is the source and foundation of truth. Hence those who proclaim the Word of God must exercise supreme care that what they preach is the Word of God. This can be accomplished only when the messenger bases his message squarely upon and makes it consonant […] Read More

Strong In Grace We Shall Prevail!

Written by Daniel Feischer | May, 2011
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“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 Please read 2 Timothy 2:1-13 In the final letter to his spiritual son and young assistant Timothy, the apostle Paul encouraged: “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift […] Read More

Johannes Quenstedt

Written by Daniel Feischer | April, 2015
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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of some of the most influential and important Lutheran theologians. The foremost person of the Reformation was, of course, Martin Luther. In a previous article we introduced a second Martin, Martin Chemnitz, who lived during the time of […] Read More

Turning Back to God

Written by Daniel Feischer | November, 2010
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The Lord tells us through the pen of the Apostle Paul: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent [that is, without self-control], fierce, despisers of […] Read More