Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Who’s Reading This?

If you’re a seasoned confessional Lutheran, I’m glad you’re here. I hope you’ll stay awhile and come back often. No offense though, but you’re not my only target audience. I hope there’s somebody out there learning something from this blog, not just people who’re sitting there shaking their head in agreement, and who could have written the post themselves.

There are many people out there who aren’t aware of the threats confronting the Church - threats from both inside and outside the Church. It’s those people who I’d most like to reach. Scripture says to watch out so no one deceives you. If you know people who aren’t aware of the threats that confront us, please share this blog with them, and other blogs like it, so that together we can stand firm as the Church militant.

I am a Lutheran. I will defend our Confession and the truth of the Gospel against friend and foe to my last breath, because that Confession is all that stands between us and heresy and perdition. It cannot be compromised in spite of those who wave the flags of ecumenism, unionism, and pragmatism.

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:2-8

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, I would be both your ta's...I nod in agreement, and learn. And Paige's speech was terrific, even better was the vid!!

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Hoffster said...

Ah, but your blog is for us confessional Lutherans. We are doing just what the first Christians did, meeting together (in cyberspace) to have fellowship (Acts 2:42) and to encourage each other to remain faithful. C. Hoff

Peter said...

Scott,

We are standing in a long line of faithful and confessing Christians, just like Luther and the German princes who on June 25, 1530 put their lives on the line to confess Christ alone crucified for our sins and risen for our justification.

Well confessed, brother.

Becky said...

Scott,
You may have your ideas about who you're trying to reach. God's thoughts are not your thoughts! Aren't you glad? You may never know exactly who is reading, learning from your blog. Even confessional Lutherans like me wobble and need the reminders to stand firm.

Speak God's Word, and He'll do the real work.