"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

Luther's Rose

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.


If you read an article and wish to comment, then please do.

Do not worry about the date it was written.

I promise that I or the articles author will answer.

...I know, I know, latching onto headlines as some revelation of the end-times might put me in the category of "fringe", but I can't seem to help myself lately. Maybe it's the fact that I'm laid-off and am watching too much news as of recent (this is most likely the reason). Or maybe it's the fact that I take a look at this web-site www.iamned.com on a daily basis and see nothing but dismal news about the future of America's economy.

One might ask why I would do such a thing to myself? Well, the only reason I subject myself to this torture is to get a balanced view (or at least as balanced as possible) for the career field I will be venturing into, which is engineering (that is, once I'm finished school). And to further justify my torturous inquiry I will sight this, (now, I know I'm quoting these words of my Savior out of context but...) didn't our Lord say in Luke 14:28-32;

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

In every age, many people living within that age has considered their time to be the last of days. And it's understandable considering what the curse of Adam has wrought, with all the evils that befall us each and every day (let alone the evils we visit upon others). But, something is different about the current crisis we are in. Perhaps it's in the way the "global" affect of this economic tailspin we find ourselves in seems to extinguish any hope. Maybe I'm just noticing more of the despair in this world then I ever have before.

Then again, perhaps that's a good thing. After all, it's best to not hold hope for anything in this world. The world, according to scripture, is perishing. And that's not to say we should sit back and do nothing, for our vocation is a gift from God, a way for God to work His blessings through His creation. But there is only one thing on which man can hope in. It's not in Obama, America, American spirit, or anything of the like, it's in Christ alone. Christ is the only thing that warrants any hope whatsoever. It is in him we shall gain the victory!

I read this article (link posted below), and it reminded me of this scripture from Revelation 20:7-9;

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

The beloved city is the Church, the true Israel. Although Gog and Magog, and the devil's wicked army may surround us, Christ and His bride shall prevail. However, it does sure feel like the devil is being loosed, doesn't it?

I don't agree with everything in this analysis, but give it read and see if you feel the same way. He makes a compelling argument, or, at least I think so.