Dating is scary because rejection feels so personal. I‘ve never met anyone who WANTED to hurt other people. I know from experience one of the hardest things to do in dating is to stay true to yourself while minimizing the damage you do to other people.
The current Catechism has "murder" instead of "kill." ANSWER: In the synodical explanation of Luther's Small Catechism it asks, "Does anyone have the authority to take another's person's life?" The answer: "Yes, lawful government, as God's servant, may execute criminals and fight just wars." The reference cited is Rom.Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one’s beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.' When you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,' enter on and abide in them. His misspent past also includes stints as a pro-wrestling announcer, substitute teacher, video store clerk, martial arts instructor, crisis worker, and heavy metal musician.He is a lay member of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. There's no question in my mind: dating is dharma in action.You also may wish to read former President Kieschnick's statement on peace.
Return to Christian Citizenship FAQs | Return to main menu QUESTION: How would you counsel someone who asks about going into military service when he/she feels it violates the 5th Commandment where it says, "Thou shalt not kill," as I learned it?Usage: Congregational use of FAQs does not require permission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. God has delegated His authority of punishing evil-doers to civil magistrates in place of parents; in early times, as we read in Moses, parents had to bring their own children to judgment and sentence them to death.However, each reproduction should credit the LCMS as the source and include a link or URL to this page. Therefore what is forbidden here applies to private individuals, not to governments. 389]) "Therefore be it Resolved, That The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod declare that capital punishment is in accord with the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions." This does not mean that everyone who belongs to the LCMS or is a member of an LCMS congregation is conscience-bound to support the death penalty.I will be leaving soon to the Middle East region and am wondering where the Lutheran Church stands on the issue of war.ANSWER: Members of the LCMS equally committed to scriptural teaching may have differing views regarding justification for war.Then you meet in person and are devastated to discover that not only is there no chemistry, they have horrible taste in shoes. There‘s exhilaration, there‘s despair, and there's everything in between. They also aren’t worth getting worked about because they will change.