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Month: November 2018

A Moment for Conviction

A Moment for Conviction

Please take a moment and watch this video. I first saw it this morning on TV. After looking it up on ESPN’s YouTube page I found that it was censored. The part below in the tweet was cut out, and upon watching it I’m sure you’ll understand why. It may be about sports (granted, not the most important thing in life). You may also not be aware of the context, which is quite a bit more serious. If you want to find out, look up the Maryland football team on Google. What happened to that football team and the McNair family is devastating, there is no doubt about that. This video clip isn’t about proving who is right and who is wrong in the situation, either. I want you to watch it because the broader message presented is valuable.┬áThere’s a disturbing trend in our culture to cave to pressure from popular opinion, especially on social media. Instead of making decisions based on popularity, we should have convictions based on the truth and stand firm in those convictions. For Lutherans, it’s especially fitting around Reformation time. Young people really need to hear this – not just in sports or other matters of culture but most of all in their faith. Take 1-2 minutes to watch, it will be worth your time.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

World Religions Podcast: Jehovah’s Witnesses

World Religions Podcast: Jehovah’s Witnesses

Pastor Nathanael Mayhew joins Pastor Mark Tiefel for an in depth look at the Jehovah’s Witness organization. They will briefly discuss the history of this group which began in 1884. While many people think that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christian, we learn that they reject the three foundational truths of Christianity: The Trinity, the Deity of Christ, and Salvation by Grace through Faith in the Atonement of Christ. We also look at the New World Translation of the Bible, which isn’t a translation at all, but a deceptive promotion of the false teaching of the Jehovah’s Witness organization. Finally they will offer some suggestions about how to witness to a Jehovah’s Witness, by directing them to the Gospel of Jesus. Click here for a good, Biblical response to Jehovah’s Witnesses.