Christ Alone

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Pastor Mark teaches from and expounds on a book written by Pastor Meg Madson from Minneapolis, MN., titled, “The Cross and the Crown   –  How the solas work together”

Pastor Madson’s book lays out the Lutheran solas, how these solas work together (they are not independent of each other despite the word ‘sola’), and what it means to be a Lutheran Christian.

The class starts off with some comments on church unity (or disunity), but gets back to the main topic after a few minutes.

 click here > Christ Alone

 

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You can order a copy of ‘The Cross and the Crown’, here:

http://www.kirkhouse.com/Books/The_Cross_and_the_Crown

 

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.  And thanks to Pastor Meg Madson for her wonderful book.

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4 Responses

  1. „The knowledge of Christ creates division.“

    Yes, that is absolutely always true.
    People who don’t know Christ at all never have any problems with liberal Christians who might say, “Oh, of course I am a Christian. I believe in God, but I do think that every way in the end will lead to God.”
    There are just inside the church a lot of demonic doctrines which have blinded so many people. For example

    (1) The-all-will-be-saved doctrine
    If this is true, then Jesus must have been telling a lie by saying,
    “Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.” (Mt 13:40-43)

    (2) The-Satan-doesn’t-exist doctrine
    Again – why did Jesus say to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” (Mt 16:23)
    If Satan frightened people they would believe in him, too. I’m very sure of that because I felt his horrific presence several times in my life. Particularly nasty is his “icy cold” voice. It gave me the creeps and I really couldn’t breathe any more. Encountering Satan, if you have no protection of the Holy Spirit could be a lethal experience, I guess (most notably if you have a weak heart).
    But Satan’s best camouflage is the reasonable, humanistic spirit – the Angel of the Light that pampers Christians, lulling them to sleep so that they are no longer alert and cautious, and do not realize that he is laying snares all the time.

    (3) The-Jesus-only-was-a-prophet doctrine
    Like Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, Muhammad, Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, and blah blah blah bubble mumble. Here Jesus is said to have been a nice and wise man who taught us to live in peace together. That’s awful! Because Satan likes to take half-truths (“live in peace”) packaging them in blinding glittering paper. His statements always have one in common: They never ever point to Christ alone, but always to man and thus man unknowingly worships the beast – not God.

    It is so important for us to confess Christ against any resistance, because Jesus made it very clear here,

    “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Mt 10:32-33)

  2. Susanne,

    “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Mt 10:32-33)

    That pretty much says it all, Susanne.

    As St. Paul says, “Jesus (alone) is the stumbling block”.

    So many other options out there. The road is WIDE to destrustion. But the Way is narrow. In Christ Jesus..and He alone!

    Thanks, Susanne!

    God bless!

    – Steve

  3. St Stephen,

    Once again thank you for posting these for our edification. Good stuff!!!

  4. It’s a pleasure, St. David. Thanks for tuning in, my friend.

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