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The Church Today: Rev. Klemet Preus Discusses The Important Relationship Between Doctrine And Practice

This is an excellent 30-minute discussion I just listened to.

It's from a 2008 appearance by Rev. Klemet Preus on Issues, Etc. with Rev. Todd Wilken.

Both men took the time to discuss the elephant in the room -- that there's actually a pretty important relationship between doctrine and practice.

Doctrine And Practice: Rev. Klemet Preus Author of "The Fire And The Staff"

Yes, that recording is nearly 6 years old now, but the analysis of the current state of the Lutheran Church and the problems she faces from within is as relevant and timely today as it was back then.

I know that no church here on earth will ever be perfect, but that's still not a good thing, my friends. Being so new to the Lutheran Church myself, I couldn't help but wonder if the problems they cited have gotten better, worse, or if they've remained the same. 

In fact, I found myself shaking my head and nodding in agreement on several occasions and I'm sure you'll have the same response too. We're seeing a lot of the things they talked about come to pass at the church where I'm currently a member and it's frustrating to know that it now has a momentum all it's own.

At the very least, it was comforting for me to know that I'm not the only Confessional Lutheran feeling and thinking the way that I do about what I'm witnessing all around me each week that's passing for "Lutheran" these days.

In a Lutheran Layman's terms, there's a direct relationship between doctrine and practice, and we would be wise to learn about it...before it's too late.

While local churches here and there might fall prey to these deceptive doctrines and practices, at least we can take comfort in knowing that His Church will always prevail no matter what (Matthew 16:18).

[NOTE: As you know, I am a newly converted Confessional Lutheran who recently escaped American Evangelicalism. That being said, please contact me ASAP if you believe that any of my "old beliefs" seem to have crept their way into any of the material you see published here, and especially if any of the content is not consistent with our Confessions and Lutheran doctrine (in other words, if it's not consistent with God's Word) so that I can correct those errors immediately and not lead any of His little ones astray. Finally, you might discover that some of the earlier pieces I wrote on this blog definitely fall into that category since I was a Lutheran-In-Name-Only at the time and was completely oblivious to the fact that a "Book of Concord" containing our Confessions even existed. I decided to leave those published posts up only because we now have this disclaimer and only to demonstrate the continuing work of Christ and the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank you for stopping by and thank you in advance for your time and help. Grace and peace to you and yours!]


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