About Bruce Strom 136 Articles
I was born and baptized and confirmed as a Lutheran. I made the mistake of reading works written by Luther, he has a bad habit of writing seemingly brilliant theology, but then every few pages he stops and calls the Pope often very vulgar names, what sort of Christian does that? Currently I am a seeker, studying church history and the writings of the Church Fathers. I am involved in the Catholic divorce ministries in our diocese, and have finished the diocese two-year Catholic Lay Ministry program. Also I took a year of Orthodox off-campus seminary courses. This blog explores the beauty of the Early Church and the writings and history of the Church through the centuries. I am a member of a faith community, for as St Augustine notes in his Confessions, you cannot truly be a Christian unless you worship God in the walls of the Church, unless persecution prevents this. This blog is non-polemical, so I really would rather not reveal my denomination here.

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  1. My husband and I were talking about this last night! Matthew 16:24-26
    Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

    I absolutely agree one can lose salvation. It is our choice to chose Him as it is our choice to turn away from Him at anytime. It is not only the Catholic and Orthodox Church that believe this. The Bible says pick up your cross daily, and Philippians says live out your salvation with fear and trembling.

    I liked the emphasis on love. In 1 Corinthians 13, right between the two chapters about spiritual giftings Paul emphaisizes that all works are basically pointless without His love.

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