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The title above is the notice on the bulletin board of a non-denominational church in our city. Though we do not know what this church claims as its noteworthy difference, we commend its frankness. Nevertheless, that description loses some of its originality in the general religious climate of our day, for if the measure of a church is Read More

The Only Savior

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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 from the Father to rescue Read More
The devil in the cloak of the serpent posed the question that ensnared Adam and Eve. God said, “…but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat…” (Genesis 2:17). Satan asked, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’” (Genesis 3:1) God had declared the consequence of disobedience. Read More
When God created the Earth and the world and all that is in it, man was the crowning jewel of creation. Man was created and placed on the Earth as the unique expression of divine creation. Adam was created a special creature—formed from the dust of earth. Into his nostrils was breathed the breath of life “and man became a living being” Read More
As witnesses to the love of God in Christ Jesus and as bearers of the Word of God — the substance of which is the message of that love — Christ-believers can be nothing but optimistic. In keeping with the Lord’s commission, as well as based on His promise sure, the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) declares its “single purpose to Read More
Our confident hope for time and for eternity is inspired by Paul’s confident expression of faith in 2 Timothy. In this prison epistle Paul recognized that his ministry and his life were drawing to a close. He wrote to Timothy, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have Read More