Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, has addressed the church regarding the changing situations as states and communities face reopening.
“We are now seeing a different phase in government, and that is resulting in a different response from the church,” Harrison said.
The LCMS is working with Alliance Defending Freedom, First Liberty and the Becket Fund to defend religious liberty where needed. Please go below to find links to letters, press releases, and the latest news from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on religious liberty with regard to congregations’ ability to worship.
Author J. K. Rowling made an unexpected stand for the difference between male and female. Learn more here.
A Christian professor in Ohio got the message from his employer loud and clear: “You must endorse the university’s favored ideology or be punished. There is no room for dissent.” See how he’s fighting back.
“Lifting each other up, as we share our faith in Christ Who came to make all things new, is the only hope we have. Let us not waste this life God has given us, but let us move forward in faith, together, knowing that ultimately the gates of hell will not prevail against those who love God.” --Abbott Tryphon, Vashon Island, Wash.
Perhaps you have heard the expression “older than sin.” Well, that expression fits holy marriage too, that is, marriage instituted by God. Holy marriage is the lifelong union between one man (a biological male) and one woman (a biological female). That a writer must add the descriptor holy in front of the word marriage and define man and woman as “biological male and female” shows that “dark times have us o’ertaken.” Once the term marriage was self-explanatory, or so nostalgia would tell us. Yet the institution of marriage has been under assault by the devil since his temptation of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and the assault continues to this day.
Social media: "Let us shed our tears for those who were never able to shed their own tears of repentance. Let us ask God to remember in His mercy those who will never be able to ask mercy for themselves." - Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer
As it took hold in twentieth-century America, the Promethean ideal taught that the individual self exists apart from all social ties and relations. Our family, our religious society, our neighborhood and town—these communities don’t constitute one’s identity, because who one truly is exists separate from all of them.
Imagine a nursery in a large hospital. A dozen women have children, and these children are placed in a room together. The next day, you are scheduled to go home along with your child. Would it matter which child you brought home with you? If love makes a family, then biology should not matter.
What will the end be like? Will we go out with a bang or a whimper? Our Lord says things will be quite ordinary. Now, I know the end times are dramatic, which they already are. Forget wars and rumors of wars. We have genocides, a billion babies aborted, without an eye that blinks. We have children drugged and castrated to celebrate the rainbow, but not that of Noah.