Worship Times

Every Sunday @ 9:00 am
and Monday @ 7:00 pm

Sunday School (Adult & Chldren's) @ 10:20 am

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Questions & Answers

  • The Bible does not teach that our souls come into existence prior to our conception. The question people have raised over the years is whether God directly creates each soul at conception or if the soul is propagated along with the body at conception, coming from our parents. Most Lutheran theologians favor the latter view because the Bible does speak of spiritual conditions—and that concerns the soul—being passed on from one generation to the next (Genesis 5:3; Psalm 51:5). That view also places the responsibility for sin where it belongs: on people and not God (Psalm 51:4-6; Romans 5:12; James 1:13-14).

  • We know from the Bible that angels do praise and worship God (Isaiah 6:2-3; Luke 2:13-14; Revelation 5:11-14). Angels rejoice when the Holy Spirit leads sinners to repentance (Luke 15:10). There are no biblical references to created angels offering petitions to God. The angel in Zechariah 1:12 is the angel of the Lord, the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ before his incarnation. That Scripture verse gives us a glimpse into a conversation within the Godhead. The angel of Zechariah 1:13 is the angel referenced four verses earlier. Zechariah chapter one does not teach that angels pray for Christians. Other parts of Scripture speak of something far greater than that—the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, intercedes on behalf of his followers. In John 17:20-26 Jesus prayed for his followers of all time. Romans 8:34 tells us that Jesus intercedes for us. Hebrews 7:25 speaks of that intercession. 1 John 2:1 does the same. How humbling and comforting it is to know that you and I are part of the Lord’s conversations with his Father.