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» Sleeping At Your Post – December 4, 2020

» Strong to the End – December 3, 2020

» Trust that God Has a Plan – December 2, 2020

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» Through My Bible Yr 3 – December 4

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» Q&A: Am I being judgmental if I point out someone’s sin?

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WELS Together Newsletter:

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Faith Related Q and A

» Many Christians believe that Christians should be appalled that they are asked to wear a mask in Jesus' house, church. "Out of all the places you should feel safe and respectful, it is church," is what I hear. How do we explain the need for a mask in church? Thanks for your response!

» Why do we celebrate Yeshua's birthday on Christmas? He was not born on December 25th. It seems like the "church" put it on that day which shares pagan worship of false gods. I don't believe in this. Has the "church" changed who the real Jesus was and is? Yeshua did not come to start His own religion but to teach and follow God's word. Sometimes I think we go against what He actually was and is. Seems like false teaching and adding to the Bible has been done by these so-called leaders. Jeremiah 10:2 "Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. Sounds like a Christmas tree? I want to follow the real God. The real Yeshua. I'm confused and scared I'm believing in the wrong way.

» I am getting married soon and, as a member of a WELS church, I would like to have it in my home church. However, my mother has brought to my attention that some of the music I want played at my wedding is not allowed in a church setting or service, such as “All of Me” by John Legend. Could you direct me to where in the Bible it specifies which kind of music is allowed in a church? I don’t want to be disrespectful, but my fiancé and I value music highly and would really like to include instrumental versions of other songs, along with the worship songs we choose. If you could provide some clarity, I would greatly appreciate it. God bless.

» Regarding a question about who you would endorse for U.S. president, you gave the following response: "WELS does not endorse any candidate for political office. Doing so would be a violation of the Internal Revenue Code and jeopardize the synod’s tax-exempt status." Would it not be highly improper to let government benefits affect what the synod or its congregations would endorse or not endorse? I feel like the only thing guiding the preaching and official statements of a church body should be the Word of God. If the church, as a consequence of that, would lose various economic benefits, that's a price we as Christians should be ready to pay (Rev. 13:17).

» Recently I've been struggling with sola Scriptura (Scripture alone). I've read the verses pointed to as evidence, but I'm having a hard time connecting them as evidence for sola Scriptura. In their context, they don't seem like proof. How should the dots be connected between these verses?

» Did Adam go to heaven?

Lord, give us unwavering faith to trust your promise to control all things for the good of your Church. Amen. ~ NPH 2004