WELS Together Newsletter:
» Synod convention begins July 29
» First Taste of Missions a success
» New seminary planned for Indonesia
» WELS Night a hit
» WELS Christian Aid and Relief approves humanitarian aid grants
Faith Related Q and A
» I've read several memoirs in which the authors publicly reveal detestable acts done by their parents. However, when I look into how to approach ‎Exodus 20:12, most Christian websites acknowledge the difficultly of this commandment, but stand by it, regardless of a parent's actions. What are your thoughts on publicly "dishonoring" one's parents by talking about terrible acts they've committed via memoir, TV interview, podcast, etc. - or even to a friend or in a therapy session? Bonus question: Should one honor both their biological and adoptive parents?
» My daughter is being thrown a baby shower for her second child without being married by the father's mother. What do I do? Do I attend? Just send something to the baby? I don't celebrate this. What does our faith say?
» What kind of comfort can you give someone when their loved one commits suicide and they were supposedly a believer?
» Can you please explain Hebrews 10:26? I always thought that the sacrifice of Jesus provided infinite forgiveness from sins. I heard a Lutheran say that the verse is speaking of apostasy to the faith, though am very confused by it. I am very confused by Hebrews 10:26, to the point of feeling despair because I feel like I am not good enough to go to heaven.
» If a person remarries after divorce outside of WELS faith, should they be buried next to their previous WELS spouse or more recent spouse? And does it even matter?
» Will we know others as our relatives and friends in heaven?
» The first stanza of a popular hymn says, "I Lay My Sins on Jesus." I know of many places in Scripture where we are taught that God has laid upon Jesus the sins of the entire world, and I believe that. But, where in Scripture is it taught that we are to lay our sins on Jesus? Is it even possible for us to do that? Some have suggested that this hymn refers to repentance. But, it seems to me that we would not be able to repent if our sins had not already been laid upon Christ. What are your thoughts on this?
» I was reading through the Q & A and came across the following as a portion of your answer to someone.... “He [the Lord Jesus] will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus." Since the gospel is all about what God has done to save us and it is not about anything we do, what does it mean to "obey the gospel"? Thank you.
» Recently on the WELS discussion page it was stated that polygamy is not a sin. Martin Luther was even referenced by one person. Is it true that polygamy is not a sin?
» Does someone have to believe that the Papacy is the Antichrist to be a WELS member?
Forward in Christ
» Silence or counsel?
» Oops! Grandma gave Garrett a sucker.
» Stand firm, even if it’s not popular
Christ's Love, Our Calling.