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Who did “The Rising”? Could it be Jesus?

April 16th, 2011, Promulgated by Mike

My neighbors at Hope Lutheran Church have sent out their annual invitation to join them for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.

They apparently didn’t want anyone to feel threatened or uncomfortable at the mention of the name of Jesus, as they made no mention of him whatsoever in their flyer.

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13 Responses to “Who did “The Rising”? Could it be Jesus?”

  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    I would think that anyone who reads this flyer would assume that Lutheran = Christian.

  2. avatar Abaccio says:

    Never underestimate the stupidity of men. I’m sure at least half a dozen will be expecting a magic show.

  3. avatar Carol says:

    And everyone at Hope Lutheran will be shocked when Islam takes over western “civilization.”

  4. avatar Bernie says:

    Anonymous @ 2:39 PM:
    Don’t bet on it! haha

  5. I would think that anyone who reads this flyer would assume that Lutheran = Christian.

    They may “assume” it, but Christians are to proclaim it (1 Cor. 1:23).

  6. avatar Scott W. says:

    “He has risen!” would have been acceptable in my mind. At least that narrows it down. 🙂

  7. avatar Ricky says:

    Since you have so rudely criticized their invitation to join them, I doubt that they will miss a real winner like you, anyway. Please stay at your own church…and try listening to the message about “trying to be nice to other people.” Oh wait, you’ll be too busy cluck-clucking because someone isn’t wearing a long enough chapel veil.

  8. avatar Faithful says:

    Ricky,

    Try and listen to the message about “Trying to be nice to people?” Where does Jesus preach that? Tell me, sir, was Jesus being “nice” to people when he drove them out of the temple? Was Jesus being “nice” to people when he spoke of the need to convert of face the fires of Gehenna? Was that “nice?”

    Perhaps you out to sit down and read the New Testament rather then listening to the Joe Osteen types. There you will find out what Jesus really said, did, and taught.

    In short: Christianity is a religion that preaches LOVE, not “niceness.”

  9. avatar Ricky says:

    Faithful: How could I have lived this long without your expert interpretation of the Sacred Scripture? Of course, I aplogize for my shortcomings. I will never be able to understand the Scriptures because I haven’t the education that you do.
    Oh, I guess that I do remember the story of that adultress that Jesus threw a big rock at, after she had been caught. Now I get it: “TOUGH love”. Gee…thanks, Faithful, for correcting me.

  10. avatar Scott W. says:

    Well, I could have been persuaded by an argument against posting this flyer. One could have couched it in terms of “knocking the other guy’s merchandise” and how unseemly that is, and I would have at least been sympathetic. But no, instead we got a battle-axe swinging, and a gratuitous and unjust characterization about chapel veils. In short, it ain’t fraternal correction, it’s cheap point-scoring. Now, I am not holier-than-thou and have reacted badly enough times that I may end up sprouting a pair of donkey ears in purgatory, but I hopefully will avoid that (God’s mercy willing), and I think one thing that can help is remembering that the goal is winning souls, not arguments.

  11. avatar Anonymous says:

    In 1999, in the spirit of ecumenism promoted by the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholics and Lutherans reached an historic joint declaration on the doctrine of justification: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/documents/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_31101999_cath-luth-joint-declaration_en.html
    Why can’t we, as committed Christians sharing one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism (Ephesians 4:5), find it in our hearts to treat our Lutheran sisters and brothers in Christ with dignity, respect and civility?

  12. avatar Dr. K says:

    “Since you have so rudely criticized their invitation to join them”

    You seriously expect us to endorse attending a service led by schismatics?

    Please stay at your own church

    Actually, that’s good advice. Catholics should not be going to Lutheran churches for spiritual fulfillment when they have the Blessed Sacrament right here in the one, true Church.

    try listening to the message about “trying to be nice to other people.”

    Are we talking about Gandhi?

    Oh wait, you’ll be too busy cluck-clucking because someone isn’t wearing a long enough chapel veil.

    That’s a stereotype and an unnecessary smart-ass remark that will get your comments deleted in the future. Since I do not anticipate you behaving yourself, I patiently await your next (and likely final) inappropriate comment.

  13. …and try listening to the message about “trying to be nice to other people.”

    This is a joke, right? No one over the age of twelve really thinks the Son of God underwent His Passion, Death, and Resurrection so that we could be nice to each other.

    Why can’t we, as committed Christians sharing one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism (Ephesians 4:5), find it in our hearts to treat our Lutheran sisters and brothers in Christ with dignity, respect and civility?

    Mike received an invitation to a Lutheran Holy Week celebration that fails to mention Christ. He found that to be odd and almost certainly intentional, as do I. Is your estimation of Lutherans so low that you think their psyches will shatter if they undergo a bit of constructive criticism?

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