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Is someone “once saved, always saved?” Is that what the Bible teaches? If you commit an egregious sin, does that prove you weren’t saved in the first place and still must be converted? Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to…justify ourselves! Issues Etc Question of the Week Link: Pastor Fisk on […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… The post Spiritually Stressed Out appeared first on Worldview Everlasting.
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It’s an old joke that the S.B.C. in Southern Baptist Convention stands for Slowly Becoming Catholic. Rick Warren, Founder of the Purpose Driven multinational, made it a concrete reality at last week’s Vatican organized “Humanum” event. Rick Warren was one invitee among dozens selected by Pope Francis for the colloquium “in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society”. No, Christ and Him crucified was not mentioned except in passing. About the only faith not represented was Lutheranism – presumably because the Liberal ones don’t support traditional marriage or limits on abortion, and because the Confessional ones are still anathema since 13 January 1547. The Bridge to Nowhere, Courtesy . . . Read All
Dear WE: I’ve heard pastors talking about how justification is monergistic but sanctification is synergistic. Is that the right way to understand sanctification? I thought that “synergism” was generally not orthodox. Thanks, J. J, Great question! This subject comes up in the second article of The Formula of Concord in The Lutheran Confessions. Even though our confessions use the word ‘cooperate,’ we must be careful not to understand this word as if it means that we cooperate alongside the Holy Spirit in the way two horses draw a wagon together. In other words, after the Holy Spirit has begun His work of rebirth in us – through the Word and Holy Sacraments – we do not cooperate with Him as . . . Read All
With guests Pr. William Weedon, Pr. Christopher Gillespie, and Pr. Robert Dargatz.