(We’ve said that “Twice a month for the next few months we will be featuring our favorite quotes from the “Bring Back Issues, Etc.” petition site”, but we haven’t kept it up. We are a month late now. . This entry comes from Pastor Weedon’s site and so is not numbered.)
Here is a telling tale of why we need good teaching. Does it not break your heart to hear of those that think the Gospel is ‘loving your neighbor’? Such is the teaching of the Law, and may we all – through the continued blessings of Issues, Etc. and our faithful pastors – hear the true Gospel ring forth in clarity. “Go therefore and make disciples…”
I began down loading MP3 files of Issues Etc. while I was still an active member of the Methodist church. I think that was back in 2003. Before listening to Issues, I don’t think I actually knew what the gospel meant. I always heard my pastors mention the gospel in some vague way, but actually I think it was in terms of loving your neighbor. Since I didn’t think I was actually loving my neighbor enough, I wasn’t sure of my salvation. After hearing the gospel clearly proclaimed – Christ’s perfect life, death and resurrection in my place – by Todd Wilken and other guests on his program, I knew that my salvation is assured, and I knew that I wanted to be a Lutheran.