by Rev. Dr. Jerald C. Joersz Q: In both the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, we confess that Jesus “rose again” from the dead. English versions of the Bible also say in a few passages that Jesus rose again (e.g., Mark 8:31 and 1 Thess. 4:14). Doesn’t this imply that Jesus rose a second time? Why not […]
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by Rev. Dr. Jerald C. Joersz Q: Why is the archangel Michael referred to as St. Michael? I thought that only believers in Christ are called saints, on earth and in heaven. A: Some historicaland biblical background may help to explain why the archangel Michael has been remembered traditionally as St. Michael. For centuries, Christians throughout the […]
by Rev. Dr. Jerald C. Joersz Q: Do the Lutheran churches have an opinion concerning the Masonic Lodge and other similar organizations? A: Lutheran churches in the United States in varying degrees and at various points in their history have taken positions opposing lodge membership (particularly the Masonic Lodge), although some have relaxed or even removed their […]
by Rev. Dr. Jerald C. Joersz Q: How do you respond to people who maintain that all sin is the same, thereby saying the sins of Hitler were no worse than a child taking a cookie from the cookie jar when he or she is not supposed to do so? A: The answer to your […]
by Rev. Dr. Jerald C. Joersz Gambling is a popular thing today, and more casinos are going up all around us. Why doesn’t our church take a stand against gambling? The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has, in fact, addressed concerns about this issue. For example, at its 1998 convention, our church adopted a resolution calling attention […]
by Dr. Jerald C. Joersz I grew up in the Lutheran faith and attended church regularly for many years while our children were growing up. Unfortunately, I never took the Gospel to heart and served the Lord like I should have. I became addicted to pornography and finally quit going to church. I am now […]
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