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Can Christians be Soldiers

by Adam Francisco For 500 years, Lutherans have answered “Yes.” It is hard to imagine a vocation more at odds with popular conceptions of Christian living than military service. The Christian life is supposed to be about peace and love for the neighbor, but the life of a Marine, Soldier, Sailor or Airman revolves around […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

Godadoodles and Godschnoodles

LW: this we believe The First Commandment forbids us from having other gods. Does that rule still apply, or is it just a dusty, archaic command? by GAVEN MIZE Have you ever heard of a Labradoodle? How about a Bullhuahua? Certainly you have heard of a Schnoodle, right? No? They are designer dogs–canine creations that […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

He Speaks, We Listen

What makes the Lord’s Prayer different? See why God loves to hear you pray this prayer. by PAUL BEISEL If Lutherans followed the advice of Martin Luther, they would find themselves praying the Lord’s Prayer five times per day. Luther took prayer seriously. In the Small Catechism, he instructs Christians to pray the Lord’s Prayer […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

Church and State: Distinct but Not Separate

God has instituted both church and state. How have they affected the history of the LCMS?

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

So Let God Be God

Society tells us that we have to work for what we want in life. Christ tells us that it is all ours, freely, on account of Him. by Barry Long “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt. 6:33). When I was growing […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

Simple

Did God have to become man to save us? by Scott R. Murray The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). No more sublime words have ever been written. God has become man in Christ! But why? “Why did God become man?” This question has echoed through the centuries in response to the […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.