Great Stuff Found on the Web — The Status of Unionism on Worldview Everlasting

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Found on Worldview Everlasting:

 

UNIONISM!! SYNCRETISM!!! AskDaPastor 2.0 takes on a current event question. Why don’t faithful Lutherans commune with other denominations? Why don’t faithful Lutherans take part in worship services with other religions? Pastor Fisk answers perhaps one of the toughest questions we face in our church today. And tough questions generally have tough answers, so please stick it out to the end for this one, cause it’s all about Jesus!!

 






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  1. February 21st, 2013 at 07:38 | #1

    I have to admit: coming from an evangelical background this one kinda stung at first to listen to, even though I fully understand the reasoning behind it. That being said, it’s good to see Lutherans actually upholding Lutheranism even when it means butting heads with other denominations (something that unfortunately is all too infrequent in evangelical denominations that sweep differences under the rug in the name of unity).

  2. February 21st, 2013 at 07:53 | #2

    This is so convincing, so Scriptural, that when a link was posted at ALPB, the knee-jerk critics there could only criticize the delivery style, not the substance of the article at all.

    Pastor Fisk is one of God’s greatest blessings to His Church today! (And his energetic style keeps me focused on what he is saying — same-saying with the Word of God.

  3. Carl Vehse
    February 21st, 2013 at 09:31 | #3

    For those who haven’t see it, here’s Rev. Fisk’s introduction to his discussion of “The State of the Unionism” (at 1:00 min into the video after some preliminary video excerpts):

    And boy, oh boy, do we have a whopdinger of a topic today. It is BIG, and by “BIG” I mean… well, see… it is a painful topic… a hard topic…. a struggling topic… and sometimes an offensive topic, which sadly, and here the painful, struggling, offensive thing, is that for many Christians means is therefore a topic that we don’t talk about.

    We try to sweep under the rug or we just come out against, and say we don’t believe, but then here’s the difficulty; the problem is it’s a topic that God’s word says is important to believe.

    And so… from time to time it rears up and becomes something that, uh, causes a little bit of rifting, a little bit of division in the church or the churches, depending on whether or not you’re in one of those churches that’s attempting to believe what the Bible actually says as opposed to what we just kind of want to think, you know as the good moralistic, therapeutic deists we are in America, uh, and if we’re nice people God will make us happy, because that’s what He’s really about, just kinda happiness and stuff and yeah…

    So hey, are you ready?

  4. Rev. Clint K. Poppe
    February 21st, 2013 at 09:56 | #4

    There are some that would say that the topics of unionism and syncretism are too complex for the people in the pew to understand, so we should not discuss them in order to avoid confusion. Pastor Fisk, with his clever and at times bizzare style, proves just the opposite. While I love the presentation, I am now stuck with that silly song from “The Parent Trap” ringing in my ears all day! :)

    In Christ, Clint

  5. February 21st, 2013 at 10:15 | #5

    @Rev. Clint K. Poppe #4
    You are very welcome, Pastor Poppe. :-P

  6. February 21st, 2013 at 10:16 | #6

    Crap. Now I have it stuck in my head again…

  7. backinthefold
    February 21st, 2013 at 11:47 | #7

    @Rev. Clint K. Poppe #4
    Me. too, Pastor Poppe. That awful little song got stuck in my head over forty years ago. Therapy, analysis, surgery? Nothing seemed to help until I got back to my Lutheran roots. And now I hear it from a solid Confessional Lutheran site.

    I blame Pastor Fisk entirely. : )

  8. Blanca Fleischmann
    February 22nd, 2013 at 02:26 | #8

    @Peter Slayton #6
    Dang it,Peter. Me too! lol. Thanks once again for passing my question on to Rev. Fisk

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