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» I once heard a Catholic say about salvation that “he has been saved, is being saved, and will be saved.” I didn’t know what to think about this. Is this an accurate thing to say? I guess in other words the Catholic is saying that salvation is a process. So what is it? Is salvation a process or a one-time event?

» What times on what days should be considered the beginning and end of the Paschal Triduum? I've heard versions including Thursday evening through Saturday night, Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, and Thursday evening through Sunday evening. I recently taught a class on our church year and there was confusion on this topic among members, including some lifelong WELS members. Thanks in advance for clarifying this for us.

» Hi, I’m a Lutheran who wants other people who aren’t Christians to receive salvation and go to heaven. But I understand that we believe it is faith alone and that it’s not our choice to “accept” Christ as Savior; it’s the work of God alone. If we believe that it’s God’s work alone, doesn’t that mean that we shouldn’t even bother preaching to non-believers? And also, if I were to preach to them, what do I say about receiving salvation? Many evangelicals would tell people to accept and trust him, but since we don’t “accept” Christ, do I tell them to put their faith in Jesus and they will be saved? I’m sorry if this is a long question, but I don’t know who to ask and it’s hard to put into words.

» Can a non-member, non-believer stand as maid of honor and/or bridesmaid/groomsman in a WELS wedding?

» Recently my church, a WELS church, changed the words to our Lord's Prayer. The word trespasses was changed to sin. I believe that only God or a called servant may forgive sin. Why was this change made? This issue is very disturbing to the older members of the congregation to the point that some are considering leaving our church.

» When did hell come into being? Was it before the fall of "the evil angel" (devil)? God surely knew that the angel would fall and had a place where he (and others) would spend all eternity.

» I was baptized and confirmed in the WELS. A few years after my confirmation I began to walk away from the faith until I no longer considered myself a Christian. The Holy Spirit has worked faith in my heart again. Is my baptism still relevant even though I walked away for years? Thank you.

» I am having a small debate/discussion with non-WELS friends and I would like to convey the belief I have that we believe that Christ died for our sins. The definition of believe is 'to accept something as true...' according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The friends are saying that it is a two-step process to 'accept' Christ... first to 'know' that Jesus died for your sins and then to 'accept' him as your Savior. I grew up in the WELS Lutheran church from birth and was baptized and confirmed in the same church. I recall this discussion over the years, but would like to know if there are any Bible verses that I could mention to them in addition to saying what I have here about the definition of believe. Thank you for your time.

» Every day I see more written about a godless society. I became a Christian, a child of God, a little over a year ago and I am still learning about what our Lord Jesus Christ and what He wants me to do to become stronger in my faith. My question is, how can I as one person help to bring more people to Jesus Christ? This world we live in can sometimes make it difficult to get people to understand why coming to Jesus Christ can make their lives so much better.

» Hi, pastor. From a Christian point of view, is it OK for a person (man or woman) to have a friendly relationship (like texting or calling over the phone) with your former boyfriend/girlfriend after getting married? I personally feel like it would lead to sinning and never should have such a relationship behind the spouse's back which would lead to unnecessary suspicions. Kindly guide, and appreciate your response. Thank You!

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Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. ~ 1 Timothy 1:15