If I forbid you to pray in the name of Jesus, I am forbidding you to be a Christian in this place. Jesus said, “Whoever shall confess me before men, him will I confess before My Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32). If I allow you to mention God but forbid you to make any reference to Jesus Christ, I am demanding you to serve another god. “All should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (John 5:23). “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God” (2 John 9).
When Christians are forbidden to confess Jesus Christ in public, a freedom guaranteed in the Constitution is being removed. When Christians capitulate to this restriction out of political expediency or fear of offending people of another religion, than they are like “salt that has lost its taste. It is good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled under the foot of man” (Matthew 5:11-13). Join with the Apostles and martyrs to declare, “Salvation is found in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven, given among mankind, by whom we can be saved” (Acts 4:12).
That confession is the greatest favor Christians can offer the world. Come to Peace Lutheran Church. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.
“The DAY OF THE LORD so comes as a thief in the night (1 Thess. 5:2).
The Scripture leaves no doubt that Jesus Christ will come again to judge the world. On that day, “All who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth (John 5:28), and “all nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats….He will say to those on His right, ‘Come you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world’….He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels’” (Matthew 25:31-46).
While no one knows when that DAY will be (like a thief in the night), God gives us signs–wars, false Christs, famine, diseases, earthquakes, a great falling away from the Truth, wickedness increasing (Matthew 24; 2 Thess. 2)–which like a mantra repeatedly say, “He is coming soon.”
These signs are given so you will not be deceived, but that you will repent and stand before the judgment throne of Christ clothed in His righteousness. Come to Peace Lutheran Church. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.
A vision of heaven is given in Revelation chapter 7 where people from every nationality and language are gathered around the throne of God.
They are clothed in white robes and they call with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (7:10). Later it is explained, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (7:14).
This vision affirms what other Scripture teaches: 1) Salvation (being in heaven and not in hell) for anyone is completely the work of God. 2) Everyone in heaven has come out of “the great tribulation.” The great tribulation is the suffering and persecution the believer in Christ suffers. Despite this tribulation this person remains a believer. 3) No one is in heaven except those whose robes are washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb. These are they who believe that Jesus died for their sins. “The one who believes and is baptized shall be saved’ (Mark 16:15).
The vision is recorded so that you will believe and be among those in white robes saying, “Salvation to our God and to the Lamb.” Come to Peace Lutheran Church to hear more. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.