Sunday, February 21, 2016

The LCMS Needs to Do Some Serious Thinking

Some talking head once said, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." There is a grain of truth to this. But what this saying leaves out is that sometimes you actually do want to get what you've always gotten, and in that case you *should* do what you've always done. This is especially true of the Word of God. The New Testament is nearly two-thousand years old, and the Old Testament older still. Faithfulness to the Word of God has, by the grace of God, produced many blessings, including the eternal blessings of life and salvation. Setting aside that Word for the imaginations of our own hearts (as do many who call themselves "Christians" and even "Lutherans") will produce something else. And when those who sow have reaped what they have sown, they will not be able to blame Christ; He will have given them exactly what they wanted. "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

1 comment:

Rev. Alan Kornacki, Jr. said...

The problem is, there are things we need to change--how we deal with inactives, our use of lay ministers in place of pastors, etc.--that we seem much to happy to keep doing as we've always done them, and there are things we need to stay the same--speaking the truth of the Word of God--that we're much to quick to abandon when we should be holding firm.