Category: CL2010

How the Christian Looks Past the New Year

“Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy Word.”  — Luke 2:29 As the old year winds down to its final days and the new year is about to dawn, it is appropriate that we Christians

Were Mary and Joseph “living in sin,” as scoffers claim??

The Scriptures clearly state in opposition to such blasphemy of the Savior’s holy incarnation and birth: “The angel Gabriel was sent…to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph…”  “And the angel said unto her…, ‘Thou shalt conceive

Rightly Judging…“Living in Sin”

“Flee fornication” — I Corinthians 6:18a Our Lord Jesus Christ commands: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24).  Jesus expects us to judge righteously according to facts (Proverbs 18:13), according to that which can be

The Great Mystery of Our Savior’s Nativity

“Without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was manifest in the flesh.” — I Timothy 3:16 Particularly during this joyous Christmas season, we poor, undeserving sinners have the blessed opportunity once again to examine on the basis of

Gratitude to God — A Manifest Fruit of Saving Faith

“Were there not ten cleansed?  But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.”  And He said unto him: “Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.”  —Luke

Commemorating Luther’s Birth

In the year 1483, Europe was just beginning to claw its way out from under the rubble, chaos, and ignorance which had resulted from the destruction of the Roman Empire a thousand years earlier.  For when the Visigoths and other

The Pillars of the Reformation

Scripture alone is the only source of divine truth, the only norm of Christian doctrine and practice, and the only standard against which errorists are to be judged. Grace alone merited by Christ in His vicarious satisfaction of divine justice

A Look Ahead on the New Seminary Year

Concordia Theological Seminary Seal

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”  — II Timothy 2:2 In this directive to Timothy, the Apostle Paul, on

Dangers in Dating For a Consistent Christian

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Colossians 3:17). Dating: A Modern Practice Although opinions vary greatly among social historians, most

Was the Reformation Just a Big “Misunderstanding”??

It seems that everywhere we look these days people are desperately trying to establish “concord” or agreement between Christ and Belial.  It should come as no surprise that there is no “concord” to be found, especially in light of such