Lutheranism will always fail in the court of public opinion. It will never be popular or fashionable because the world will never be okay with truth and right.
The culture is scared. Petrified, actually. It fears being contested because it knows that its very foundations, its fundamental premises, will crumble with a Word.
It has no standing, no ground.
So, instead of letting the world and all its craziness, which cowers even as it feigns defiance, dictate what we confess, Lutherans, let’s rock it out.
Let’s be confident in our confession, in abiding eagerly in our Baptisms, in reveling in a liturgy comprised of our Lord’s own Words, in desiring the Holy Communion for our forgiveness like a sick patient begs for the ER, in living in and by our Lord’s grace with a peace that blows our minds.
Let’s be bold, remembering that it is Christ who gives us our confidence, that we are redeemed by Him, that He has declared us holy and perfect, that we have nothing to fear except . . . nothing.
Lutheranism will always fail in the court of public opinion. But we knew that already.
So, c’mon, Lutherans. Rock it out.
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Peace it brought to my mind and a smile to my face just to read it. Thank you.
Galatians 1:6-10 “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
My help comes from the Lord [pretty much all of the Psalms, but especially 121]
Soli Deo Gloria, for servants like you!
Yes!! We are not in the high school popularity contest. Thank God. Confident Lutherans are attractive Lutherans.