This blog started as a collection of resources for those seeking more information on the decline of the ELCA. It has now evolved into a blog the ELCA's shallow attempt to destroy our Church after we chose to sever ties with them.
"It is the nature of all hypocrites and false prophets to create a conscience where there is none, and to cause conscience to disappear where it does exist." Martin Luther
I have left the Lutheran Church as a congregant to become an Disciple of the most high God. IN ALL churchs
The Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20 18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
"Disciples Discipleship An Evangelist Etuein " to make Disciples Make Disciples " Matheteusate" Baptizing and teaching
The aim of Mission is the winning of people to the status of being TRUE CHRISTIANS The First Disciple that followed our Lord were in fact the Prototypes for his CHURCH. NOT religion but we the believers who are the church...... we are the Bride of Christ.
The task of the followers of Jesus was to make other into what they had, had become and were; Disciples They, the disciples are the salt of the earth ( humble) and the light of the world (Filled with the Holy Spirit) God IS there Father, and they ARE children of God's reign, and as such they are FREE, Free of all worldly trappings because they may be IN the world but are not OF the world. And they are "adelphoi" brothers among each other as well as servants of each other. They each follow separately the Master but never alone because they are of the fellowship of the Body of Christ. The Disciples were fellow workers for the Kingdom not just messengers.
How do be a Disciple in 10 easy steps
Being a Disciple of Jesus does not mean that one has arrived so to speak. Once you stand for Christ you have just Informed the Enemy that your ready to have that target put on your back. Matthew warns us to be ever vigilant to the last moment, to constantly be under self examination, Mission work never should take place in self-confidence but in knowledge of our own weakness. and to be eager to engage in mission.
In Mathew Jesus promises his Desciples that " I am with you always even unto the end of this age" This means that Jesus is with you, in the presence of Holy Spirit. I have had Lutheran Minister correct me when ever I would say that we were in that place saving souls daily. The pastors would say that only the Holy Spirit can save souls..... DUH.. but what do they think that Holy Spirit is in the next room waiting for his cue? Or is it not a fact that as a Disciple of the most high God that he has Indwelt Holy Spirit inside of you to do his works. I can say as a fact that many times I have touched someone and Holy Spirit has gone out of me into them. Can you name any time in scripture that holy spirit saved a soul without going through a person?
So what is Discipleship? Is it going to Kentucky to work on a habitat home or taking kids to a youth rally? Is that stuff really mission? Sure it is very Important but is it Mission?
If Jesus is indeed Lord of all, this reality just has to be proclaimed. Nobody who knows of this can remain silent about it. He or she can do only one thing, help others also to acknowledge Jesus' lordship, and this is what mission is all about,,, Proclaiming his Lordship.
A Disciples task is of self giving service to the world. The resurrected Jesus is present among all of his missionaries. It is unthinkable to divorce the Christian life of love and justice from being an disciple. Discipleship involves a commitment to Gods reign, to Justice and love, and to obedience to the entire will of God. Mission is not narrowed down to an activity of making individuals new creatures, of providing them of blessed assurance so that come what may they will be eternally saved. Mission involves from the beginning and as a matte of course making the new believer sensitive to the needs of others, opening there eyes and hearts to recognize injustice, suffering, oppression, and the plight of others who have fallen by the wayside. It is not possible to make disciples without telling them to practice God's call of justice for the poor.
BUT they are also proclaimers of the Kingdom of Heaven.
I am a sinner, Who by the Grace of God am saved by Faith. As for works? Works are only done out of Love for Abba. I confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura: I want to thank the Roman Catholic Church for there gift that God has given them and they have shared with us Protestants, And that is the Personal Relationship with God, Taught to us in the Short Course in Christianity, (Cursillo) Are we not all Brothers and Sisters, is anyone above another? We are one in Christ.
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I have been a Lutheran since 1952, The Lutheran Church never intervened in my salvation, until my Pastor in 1993 sent me to Cursillo, where I, Thank God, became saved. Now I am in Lay Ministry school, and I minister in State Prisons with Keryx, to the very least of these.