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Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 AD

Sweet! A Lutheran For Seven Years!

On 31OCT1999 (Reformation Sunday) I was officially confirmed into the Lutheran church. Rejoice with me!

I had my first communion with my fellow Lutherans at Grace Ev. Lutheran, in McPherson, KS, on that day. At that time, Kung Fu Master Jeff Williams, throughout the course of a year, had patiently answered my many questions about Lutheranism.

Now, Kung Fu Master Dumperth shepherds there and recently hosted Kung Fu Master Wohlrabe as speaker. Remember: Wohlrabe's the one that took on Matzat (weak Kung Fu), when Matzat condoned Benke's BS (even weaker Kung Fu) at Yankee Stadium or Oprah Fest - whichever you prefer to call it. BTW, you WELS readers: you're wrong about removing your chaplains from the military services. The military needs strong men, not those that run away.

Any way, one of the things I love about being a Lutheran, is that Lutherans have a proper balance of Law and Gospel. Some non-Lutherans have just Gospel which gives you that 'touchy feely' BS - reference 'Deathstar' or 'Jesus Last'. Still other non-Lutherans have just Law which always yields a 'What Would Jesus Do' mentality - again reference 'Deathstar' or 'Jesus Last'. Then you have variations of the Law-Gospel theme that almost always end in Law. My former non-Ludderan life was Law-Gospel-Law. It always ended with Law - a life of legalism.

Looking forward to another year!

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5 Comments:

  • Happy Reformational birthday! Have a drink on me. :)

    By Blogger Dan @ Necessary Roughness, at 10/31/2006 3:10 PM  

  • i've been reading alot of your blog and you dont seem very christian to me. You cuss alot and get drunk. Heaven forbid the LCMS was made up of ppl like you! perhaps you need to actually start reading what the Bible says about christian living and swear off your "sin boldly" Lutheran tendencies (which by the way, is blatantly anti-christian because it cheapens God's sacrifice on the Cross) Why dont you actually read the bible, examine your lifestyle, stop making others stumble by your actions, and focus on being a Christian?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2006 2:03 AM  

  • And maybe anonymous commentors could get off their high horse, stop mis-quoting Luther, and quit assuming people aren't "actually reading their Bibles" because they don't shine with the splendid self-righteousness of the Pharaisees. Better men than Mr. Swede have been accused of being a glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.

    I've now been a Lutheran for about two-and-a-half years, Mr. Swede, and increasingly glad to have left behind the shackles of evangelicalism.

    By Blogger Kelly Klages, at 11/08/2006 6:20 PM  

  • Yet at the same time, there is a difference between trusting even more boldly in the grace of God and indulging the sinful nature. There's a difference between the proper exercise of Christian freedom and intentional sin for the sake of shocking and offending Evangelical America. There are other ways to offend them: simply maintain the bodily presence of Jesus Christ in the Supper and the efficacy of Baptism for salvation and you're there. Blowing them away with one's ability to sin in bold and creative ways is just plain ignorant. As Lutherans we hold to the whole counsel of God. Galatians 5:13 is certainly a part of that.

    By Blogger OSC, at 11/10/2006 7:18 PM  

  • Sorry, I don't know enough about the personal life of Swede to be judgmental. Nor do most people on the internet, I dare say, especially the more vapid-sounding anonymous types.

    By Blogger Kelly Klages, at 11/11/2006 3:13 PM  

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