"Over against all that reason suggests or would measure and fathom, yes, all that our senses feel and perceive, we must learn to cling to the Word and simply judge according to it."


- Martin Luther




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I wish most importantly to state a case for Christ and His Cross for the unbeliever, but I also wish to make the case for both the unbeliever and the "blessedly inconsistent" towards the true apostolic and catholic teachings of the blessed and orthodox Lutheran Church.



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Huh? Missouri-Conservative?!

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In a blog post from the religion editor of the Washington Post, Julia Duin makes an interesting, albeit naively humorous comment regarding the decline in congregational attendance across many "main-line" denominations, she says specifically in reference to the LCMS:

"...the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (down 1.44 percent)...The Missouri Synod loss is a surprise in that conservative groups generally do not decline in American churchdom."

Hmmm!

While she may be right or wrong about conservative church bodies (I'm not sure that's anything but anecdotal), she obviously doesn't know that much of Missouri left any kind of semblance to "conservative" a long time ago. Case in point, the ablaze movement. This is perhaps why church attendance is declining in the first place, but then again, maybe not!
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February 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM