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January 2022 Events at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lima, Ohio

Happy Christmas and Happy Epiphany! Since I decided to only have this website and shutdown ohiobookmart.com, I decided to make ads for Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS), where I'm an active member, as blog posts. About: Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) is a conservative and Confessional Lutheran congregation in The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday and for most major holy days. We believe, teach, and confess, that Jesus died to save every single person from death, Hell, the grave, Satan, Satan's demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their own personal sins. We believe, teach, and confess, that there are only two Sacraments and those two Sacraments are Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe, teach, and...

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Jesus is the Savior of Pagans: "Savior of the Nations, Come"

Happy Christmas and Advent Greetings! "Savior of the Nations, Come" Reflections: St. Ambrose of Milan wrote a beautiful hymn, which can be both sung and enjoyed for both Advent and Christmas, called Savior of the Nations, Come. This beautiful Advent and Christmas Hymn is about Jesus being the Savior of Pagans. Jesus came not only to save Christians and Jews, but He also came to save Pagans; Norse Pagans, Greek and Roman Pagans, Celtic Pagans, American Indian Pagans, Wiccans, and pretty much anyone else. Jesus also died for Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, and Agnostics, but for this blog post we shall only be focusing on Pagans due to Savior of the Nations, Come being about Jesus saving Pagans. Granted Holy Baptism...

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Christmas Letter 2021: Part 3--Theology

Happy Christmas and Advent Greetings! Theology Reflections: Theology is one of my greatest passions and it is the work of all Christians. Theology is not merely the job of pastors and bishops, rather it is also the work of us laity, whether you feel called to be a pastor or not. Sadly, many Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and many other Christians have gotten the heresy of clericalism wedged firmly in their brains. Clericalism, which is the belief, that Christians are to solely rely on their pastors to get their theology without any self-study, is not at all Biblical and it is not at all consistent with Martin Luther’s teaching of “the priesthood of all believers.” Martin Luther had no intention of...

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Christmas Letter 2021: Part 2--My Education

Happy Christmas and Advent Greetings! Education reflections: My education is a very interesting topic of discussion, because it is a very complex situation. I graduated with my BA in Classical Humanities aka Classics aka Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations on the Fourth Sunday of Advent 2015 from The Ohio States University. I have been working part-time on my MA in Ancient and Classical History from American Military University since June 2016 and I technically have one class left. I technically just need to take my Master’s Thesis class, but, sadly, my thesis proposal was unfortunately rejected by two of the professors at AMU. My thesis proposal was about the Lutheran understanding of Holy Baptism being the most Biblical and historically accurate....

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Christmas Letter 2021: Part 1--Introduction

Happy Christmas Family, Friends, and Readers! Introduction Reflections: I normally hand write 50 to 100 Christmas cards every year, however, this year is different. If have previously received a Christmas card from me in the past, then you will sadly not be receiving a Christmas card from me this year. This is both good and bad at the same time. It is good, because I can get really deep and personal with you. It is bad, because you will not see a Christmas card from me sitting among your other Christmas cards. I decided to write a Christmas Letter instead of writing Christmas cards by hand, because I am so far behind in my work, that it is a little...

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