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» What Psalms are sung on Thanksgiving Day? What Bible passages are read in the church on Thanksgiving day?

» What should we understand as "a baptism of repentance" for the remission of sins? Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3. Is repentance worked by baptism? People came "confessing their sins" and then were baptized. Did John's baptism convey the remission of sins? the gift of the Spirit (in light of Acts 19:1-7) Please expound. Thank you.

» Hi, I have some questions: In your site, it is said that the law isn't a means of grace. But I read some Reformed say it is, in the sense that the law is part of the word, and that the law shows us our need of Christ. In that sense, would the Synod agree that the law is a means of grace? Also, I am struggling with a lack of faith. What should I do? Hear and read the word until faith is created in me? And I have to try to keep the law as best as I can meanwhile? Also: the confessional Lutherans say that good works do not contribute to salvation (it's evidence, a consequence of salvation) but, at the same time, say that deliberate sin extinguishes faith. But, since the demands of the law are so hard, isn't not doing good works all the time a sin? Because if I am not helping my neighbor, but doing something for myself, I am not keeping the law intentionally. Thanks.

» Can you point to any literature or guidance for fellowship issues with a spouse of a different denomination? I'm specifically concerned with the practical aspects like giving thanks for a meal, or praying together as a family.

» The Bible has 6 billion books in circulation. The book that is second place has about 930 million. What is it?

» As a senior I feel like nothing I do matters much and no one cares about me. I'm pretty much just making it through each day hoping tomorrow will be better. Please offer advice. Thank you.

» I've been having the fear of Judgement Day recently. What will it be like? Doesn't it say in the Bible that those living today will be judged more harshly than those who died in Sodom and Gomorrah? What does that mean? How will I be judged? Does that leave for a chance that I won't enter heaven?

» I respect WELS position on close(d) Communion, but don't fully understand the logic. In numerous posts you've stated that only God can look into a person's heart, that Christians of other denominations may have saving faith, and the like. Further, denominations other than WELS believe in the Real Presence of Christ in Communion. It only makes sense that people should be regularly communing in their own church. But why do you insist on complete doctrinal agreement on every point before you allow someone to commune? After all, at family reunions, not everyone gets along perfectly, but no one is denied the meal.

» Do we have any connections or missions in Australia?

» I have a friend who invited me to their church (ELCA) to have my dog blessed. I have heard of other churches doing this, but is there any biblical reason for this type of blessing? I turned the invitation down because I'm not in fellowship with my friend's church and it seems strange to be blessing animals. What is the WELS view on blessing animals?

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