Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 7: The Left-hand Kingdom and the Right-hand Kingdom

The Triune God has entrusted the teaching of natural knowledge to the state/government (called the left-hand kingdom) for the protection of body and possessions and to maintain order in this world.  He has entrusted the teaching of revealed knowledge to the church (called the right-hand kingdom) to impart salvation.  In theses VII-VIII, we have already seen that the teaching of the Bible alone is sufficient to create and sustain faith in Christ, who has won our salvation.  With this study, we learn that the Holy Scriptures do not always put down man’s natural knowledge.  As long as it is being used rightly, natural knowledge is to be praised and used in the left-hand kingdom.  Natural knowledge is rejected when it is used for religious purposes to supplement or to deny revealed knowledge.

Handout 1: Gospel-Reset-Class-Seven-May-5-2019.pdf

State of Confession

This first document is a summary of all the documents, audio files, etc.
Our State of Confession Against Six Points
The Six Points (Post 2004 Convention)

The following are in timeline Order:
SID Phoenix Committee at Rend Lake, IL (January 28-29, 2003)
Phoenix Committee at Rend Lake Jan 28 2003

LCMS 2004 Convention

Four Newsletter Articles on State of Confession (August, September, October and November 2004)
Newsletter Articles on State of Confession

Contemporary Worship Bible Studies (Dec 2004 and Jan 2005)
Study One

Study Two

Study Three

State of Confession Bible Study (January 9, 2005)

Trinity’s Lay Elder’s Presentation at Greater Egypt Circuit Forum (Feb 13, 2005)

Lutherans United (March 2005)

Lutherans United March 2005d

Herrin Lay Elders at Greater Egypt Circuit 3 & 4 (June 5, 2005)
1. Brian and Tony Presentation at Circuit #3 and #4 on June

2. District President Herb Muller Response Presentation

3. Questions and Answers at Circuit #3 and #4 on June 2005

CTCR Dissent Paper (September 18, 2005)
CTCR dissent paper

Update on State of Confession (November 13, 2005)

  1. Timeline for Nov 13 2005
  2. Handouts – Crisis in the LCMS
  3. Handouts 2 Crisis in the LCMS

Southern Illinois District Convention (February 23-25, 2006)
SID Convention 2006 Wrap Up Synod Talk 1

AELLP (May 2006)
Henson Presentation at AELLP

AELP April 2006 b

Question and Answer at AELLP

Synod Talk #1 (October 22, 2006)

  1. SID Convention 2006 Wrap Up Synod Talk 1
  2. Synod Talk 1 Handouts

Synod Talk #2 (November 26, 2006)

  1. Synod Talk #2
  2. Synod Talk 2 Handouts

Synod Talk #3: 2007 Convention Preparation (January 28, 2007)

  1. Synod Talk #3
  2. Synod Talk 3 Handouts 1
  3. Eldona Tri-fold
  4. The Lutheran Herald August 2006
  5. Eldona Niles and Malone

Wallace Schultz (April 1, 2007)

Lutheran Church–MIssouri Synod Convention 2007 (July 15-19, 2007)

  1. Overtures Letter 1 31 2007
  2. Lay Ministry Overture 1
  3. Unionsim Syncretism Overture 2
  4. Structure Overture 3
  5. Structure Overture 4
  6. Structure Overture 5
  7. Structure Overture 6
  8. Women Overture 7
  9. Closed Communion 8
  10. Contemporary Worship Overture 9
  11. State of Confession Overture 10
  12. Overtures Letter 6 25 2007
  13. Letter Jun 27_2007
  14. X8 11 02 and X2 01 05A

Synod Talk #4: Post 2007 LCMS Convention Update (July 22, 2007)

  1. July 2007 Newsletter 4 pages
  2. Synod Talk 4 handouts
  3. Presuppositions of the LCMS 2007 Convention g
  4. Final Report on Six Points of Dissent 2007d
  5. Evaluation of 2007 Synodical Convention

Leaving the LCMS (August 19-20, 2007)

  1. Letter to leave Synod
  2. Henson Letter to leave Synod
  3. Harroun Letter to leave Synod

Free Conference in Oregon, “Called to Confess”  (April/May? 2008)
Part 1

Part 2

Free Conference January 28-29, 2009
Paper: Satis Iam – Enough Already!

#66- The World has a Different Kingdom, God Dwelling in Word and Sacrament

“Thus since the Lord Christ said here, ‘He who has my commandments and keeps them, him will I love and manifest myself to him’ [John 14:21], Judas says: Are we to be the only ones? Is it to be such a meager revelation and manifestation? Will it not be manifest to the whole world, including the Jews and the Gentiles? What is it going to be? Are we to be the only ones to inherit you, and the Gentiles know nothing? This false Jewish delusion was in the apostles and that is why this Gospel here describes the kingdom of the Lord Christ and paints a far different picture of it for the disciples. It is if he were saying: No, the world has a different kingdom, my dear Judas; that’s why I say: If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and I will be with him along with my Father and the Holy Spirit and make our home with him. This home is God’s dwelling, as Jerusalem was called the dwelling of God, which he himself chose as his own: Here is my hearth, my house and dwelling [Isa. 31:9]; just as today the churches are called God’s dwellings on account of the Word and sacraments. Here I think that Christ is pronouncing a severe judgment, here he is prophesying and forgetting the dwelling of Jerusalem, of which all the prophets said: Here will I dwell forever. This dwelling the Lord Christ pulls down and erects and builds a new dwelling, a new Jerusalem, not made of stones and wood, but rather: If a man loves me and keeps my Word, there shall be my castle, my chamber, my dwelling” (Luther’s Works, v. 51, p. 304).