We are called to responsible and agreeable citizenry. However, should the government require something of us that violates our Christian conscience, which is shaped, guided and normed by the Word of God, our honoring the First Commandment (and the rest of Scripture too) would overrule any civic ordinance.
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Words shape thoughts–or threaten them. In this case, the freedom to be a Christian—or a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist or nothing at all—is relegated to private activity in segregated space.
How do we contend for life in a pro-choice world?
Marriage is one of the many gifts God gives to us. It is right, good and beautiful in His eyes.
We are to believe exclusively in the one true God.
We shut our neighbors out of our own marriages, and our neighbors are returning the favor.
About the Lutheran Witness
The flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q&A's, and more.
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