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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I had a pop quiz this morning!

Good morning,

So have you ever had a pop quiz from your Pastor???? I did this morning. We quite often will chat online in the mornings, and this morning he pops in and says he has a quick question. Okay, no problem. He asks, "what are the Lutheran confessions?" I am like, "do you mean the creeds?" He says no the Lutheran Confessions. I tell him I am not a very good Lutheran and I am not sure. But I don't like to be stumped, so I quickly switch windows and do a search for Lutheran Confessions... it turns out they are contained in the Book of Concord. I should have known that but I always second guess myself. So I tell him it is the Book of Concord.... and YAY I pass. LOL! That is way too much pressure for first thing in the morning. :o)

So according to this website the Lutheran confessions are "10 special statements of faith that Lutherans have adopted as official confessions of what they believe. Far more than historical documents, they are still viewed today as a definitive statement of what it means to be Christian and Lutheran. Lutherans view the Lutheran Confessions to be a standard by which all teaching and practice in their churches must be judged. This is because Lutherans have already become convinced that these Confessions are a correct exposition of the Word of God, the ultimate authority and standard of Christian truth." I knew that! Wes and I attended a workshop last fall about the Book of Concord. Before that I had no idea what it was. During the workshop it was probably one of the first times I thought maybe I could be a Lutheran. Before that I always said that I attended a Lutheran church but I was not a Lutheran! I kind of had a bad taste in my mouth where Lutherans were concerned for various reasons, however over the last few months through a variety of reading I have done, I just might be a Lutheran. (Giggling here because I have Jeff Foxworthy's voice in my head as I say that.... LOL!)

I first and foremost consider myself a Christian, but I am becoming more and more convinced that I am becoming a Lutheran Christian. I wonder how many Lutherans know about the Book of Concord???? Because as a Lutheran you are saying that you agree to what it says within its pages. Kind of like being a Christian but never reading your Bible or attending church.

So those are my random thoughts for this morning.

God bless!