Ichabod explores the Age of Apostasy, predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, with an emphasis on UOJ, Church Growth, and Emergent Church heresies. The antidote to these poisons is trusting the efficacious Word in the Means of Grace. John 16:8. Most readers are WELS, LCMS, ELS, or ELCA. This blog also covers the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the mainline denominations.
The Glory Has Departed
Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
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
Leaving the Gay Lifestyle for God's Grace. On Sunday October 4th, @ 6:00pm, a fellow WELS member named Scott Barefoot will be visiting our congregation to discuss his struggle to overcome homosexuality and his efforts to help others who are struggling either personally, as a friend, or a family member of someone who is struggling. Scott is a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Virginia and has written about this: “My Cross to Bear”, and “Desperate for God” in the WELS magazine Forward in Christ, January 2008 & May 2010 issues; as well as, co-authoring the book: "Forgive Us Our Sins - Homosexuality In The Light Of God's Truth". Over the past several years, he has traveled extensively, sharing his story with many WELS & ELS congregations, pastors’ conferences, high schools, colleges, and seminaries. Scott will share his personal perspective on this timely topic as well as God’s word and some commonly quoted scripture passages that defenders of homosexuality tend to try and twist to their will. At the end of his presentation there will be a question and answer period for the group as well. This is a unique opportunity to receive a powerful perspective on a topic that is in the headlines daily. You are all invited to come and bring those who you feel might benefit from this information. You may also find more information about Scott and the work he does at his organization’s website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ME_jobj9RA
New Periodicals Available: Copies of Froward in Christ (a devotional and informational magazine published by WELS) and Meditations (a daily devotional) are available on the round table in our gathering area. Help yourself to copies of each!
Trip to Holy Land - April 11-20, 2016. If you are interested in traveling to the Holy Land with a former seminary professor and some fellow WELS members, for more information. See the exciting sites of Milwaukee. Visit the congregation kicked out
of WELS and then stolen back - St. John Lutheran on Vliet. Study courthouse records for arrests, convictions, loss of evidence, and appearance bonds posted - many familiar WELS names and faces!