The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 The Harmony of the Four Evangelists, volume 1 (9781468166118): Martin Chemnitz, Polycarp Leyser, John Gerhard, Richard J. Dinda: Books The Harmony of the Four Evangelists, volume 1 (9781468166118): Martin Chemnitz, Polycarp Leyser, John Gerhard, Richard J. Dinda: Books:

Four volumes in all - a monumental work. P. Leyser helped with this, and he rebuked Huber's UOJ.

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Pastor emeritus Nathan Bickel has left a new comment on your post " The Harmony of the Four Evangelists, v...":

I've grow weary of attending Lutheran funerals. Somehow the officiating pastor (or pastors) don't have a clue or realize the wonderful opportunity there is to preach to not only believers, but, especially some unbelievers. Funeral services are a mixed bag crowd, whether some pastors care to admit it or not.

It's been my experience that funeral occasions present wonderful opportunities to Christian pastors to zero in on the unbelieving (non-Christian) crowd. But, what invariably transpires, is that the unbelieving crowd is given the impression that the Scripture readings of comfort and the sermon of comfort offered to the Christian family survivors, are for them, also. Please note:

"God is not your heavenly father unless you are one of His children" -

Such, is the treachery and unfaithfulness of Christian pastors to offer the religious impression that all will eventually be recipients of God's holy heaven and its glorious treasures. Whether that is actually stated or not - much of the time that is the impression that is given to unbelievers. These unfaithful pastors need to realize that they are not only responsible, for what they say, but the [their bumbling] impression they leave upon the needy unbelieving souls in their very midst!

Pastor Jackson - I've not been a long time visitor to your website, but I genuinely appreciate the emphasis which you spend, pointing out the unfaithful Christian practice of preaching what the Scripture does not teach - namely, UOJ - "Universal Objective Justification," coupled with the lack of emphasis on faith and the Holy Spirit's working.

Finally, I'm convinced that the Ephesians 2:1-10 Scripture sums up the correct teaching of Salvation - especially verses 8 and 9:

"For by grace ye are saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."

The sinner is justified by grace, for Christ’s sake, through faith. That process with the Holy Spirt working that faith into the sinner's heart, is not complicated. [Luther's explanation of the Third Article of the Apostle's Creed] The process is straight-forward, to those who have the ears to hear.........

Pastor emeritus Nathan Bickel


GJ - Thank you, Pastor Bickel. I just try to point people to Luther. I do that in my academic religion classes, and everyone appreciates it. I quote Gerhardt there too. But the "conservative Lutherans" hate Luther's doctrine and haul out Gerhardt once every 100 years. The Synodical Conference (tm) leaders cannot comprehend the spirit of Luther or Gerhardt.