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Letter From the Editor
As we struggle to look at the world from a Lutheran perspective — that is, a biblical perspective — we must learn to identify and struggle against the idols that tempt us to abandon or neglect seeking first the kingdom of God.
As a composer uses harmonizing strains to form one grand piece of music, so also the Gospels create a full picture of Jesus Christ.
Whether superstition or false belief, let’s repent and turn to the Lord. We fear, love and trust in Him above all things. And He provides as He has promised and in accordance with His will.
His Word is a lamp to our feet that guides us on the path of His righteousness.
Chastity takes place throughout the entire life of the believer. It encompasses not simply the acts occurring in the bedroom, but the life we live together and before the world, in the clothes we wear, the jokes we tell, even the movies we watch.
The tabernacle signified God’s presence among His people Israel. Now, we look to Jesus to see the place of God’s presence among His people.
In Holy Communion, our Lord gives us what we need most: His body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
Do not desert Him who called you in Christ Jesus. There is no other Gospel than that which we preached to you: “A person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ” (Gal. 2:16).
Ars Moriendi: The art of dying well. Death is not a good thing; God imposed it on Adam and Eve and the entire human race as a punishment for sin. How, then, does one “die well”? With faith and confidence in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
With this issue of The Lutheran Witness, we are wading into the turbulent waters of religion and politics.
The issue begins to ask questions about what the church has learned about how it can continue to witness during government shutdowns.