Lecture 122- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 3

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 3

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our study on chapters 21, 22, and 23. We will look at the contrast between the City of God and all those cities that are opposed to God. Glorious things are spoken to the City of God, that is, heavenly Jerusalem. Woe and destruction are spoken to Babylon, earthly Jerusalem, and Tyre.

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Christ in the Old Testament- Exodus 15

Christ in the OT 2Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Exodus 15. ”

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to Yahweh, saying, “I will sing to the Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.” (Exodus 15:1) Jesus has triumphed over the strong man binding him and plundering his house. (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 121- The Gospel Accordind to St. Isaiah Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our study on chapters 21, 22, and 23. We will look at the contrast between the City of God and all those cities that are opposed to God. Glorious things are spoken to the City of God, that is, heavenly Jerusalem. Woe and destruction are spoken to Babylon, earthly Jerusalem, and Tyre.

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Lecture 120- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 1

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we begin our study on chapters 21, 22, and 23. We will look at the contrast between the City of God and all those cities that are opposed to God.

Glorious things are spoken to the City of God, that is, heavenly Jerusalem. Woe and destruction are spoken to Babylon, earthly Jerusalem, and Tyre.

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A Phone Call from a “Jehovah’s Witness”

Watchtower PhoneThe other day I received a phone call from a “Jehovah’s Witness.” This may seem strange. Usually, “Jehovah’s Witnesses” knock on doors. Now of course the caller did not say, “Hello, I am a student of the Watchtower.” Instead, he was very deceptive and acted as if he were truly a student of the Bible. He pretended to be interested in the church that I serve. He very politely asked if I could answer a question regarding the teaching of our church as he had found it on our website. He wanted to know why we teach that the One True God has revealed Himself in three persons.

I took the bait. I was more than willing to explain why we confess the Biblical doctrine of the Holy Blessed Trinity. Immediately, he quoted from the Gospel According to John chapter 17 in which Jesus says,

“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only True God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)

As soon as he finished reciting this passage, he rattled off 1 Corinthians chapter 8 in which Paul says,

“For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” (1 Corinthians 8:5–6)

Without hesitation he began to ask why the church that I serve believes that the Only True God is three persons when these passages teach us that God is one person. He acted as if he really wanted to know the answer. Thus, I started to answer his question by first explaining the term “person” in order that there would be no confusion in our conversation. I wanted him to understand the terminology that the church chooses to use to articulate the apostolic doctrine that is revealed in the sacred scriptures. I told him that the English word “person” comes from the Latin word “persona.” Next, I explained that to correctly understand the word “person,” one must realize that the Greek word that the church has historically used is “hypostasis” (ὑπόστασις) which is used in Hebrews chapter one. In this passage we are taught that Jesus is the exact reproduction of the hypostasis of the Father. Thus, the Father is one hypostasis and the Son is a second hypostasis.

Without allowing me the opportunity to continue, he abruptly cut me off and told me that I was wrong. He interjected that the Greek word for person is “anthrōpos” (ἄνθρωπος). I assured him that in the language of the church that the Greek word is “hypostasis” (ὑπόστασις). He assured me that I was wrong and I had no idea what I was talking about. He insisted that God was an “anthrōpos” (ἄνθρωπος), that is, a man or a person. Then he preceded to lecture me further on the Greek language by explaining that the word “kyrios” (κύριος), which we translate as Lord, really means mediator. He didn’t even realize that there is actually a Greek word for “mediator” it is “mesitēs” (μεσίτης). See 1 Timothy 2:3-4. He was a self-proclaimed Greek scholar.

At this point, the conversation became rather comical. Greek words mean whatever he wanted them to mean. Actually, Greek words mean whatever the Watchtower says that they mean. This corny type of argumentation sounded extremely familiar. I asked him straight up if he happened to be a “Jehovah’s Witness.” He said, “Yes.” Once the mask was removed, he became extremely rude, belligerent, and arrogant. Because I did not agree with the Watchtower, he persisted to describe how uneducated and ignorant that I was. He would lecture me for minutes on end and then ask why I was unable to answer any of his questions. As soon as I would begin to answer one of his questions, he would quickly cut me off and engage in another hot tempered monologue. He did not really want to learn why Lutherans teach, believe, and confess the Holy Blessed Trinity; he only wanted to teach me what the Watchtower taught him. As the Watchtower is deceptive, so too are the followers of the Watchtower.

Ironically, in both of the two verses that he quoted, the Greek word for God, “theos” (θεός), is lacking the definite article. Thus, according to Watchtower Greek scholarship the Greek should be translated as “god.”

“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true god…” (John 17:3)

“…yet for us there is one god, the Father…” (1 Corinthians 8:6)

I was never given the chance to answer the original question or any other question. However, this caller never intended to allow me the opportunity. Students of the Watchtower do not want to become students of the Bible. They have an unteachable heart that has been seared by the deceptive “scholarship” of the Watchtower. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

Lecture 119- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 20

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 20

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we study chapter 20 and discuss the use of a sign in the sacred scriptures. “Then Yahweh said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt.” (Isaiah 20:3–4)

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Lecture 118- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 19

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 19

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we study chapter 19 and look at the conversion of the Gentiles through the preaching of Christ. “In that day there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yahweh at its border.” (Isaiah 19:19)

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Lecture 117- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 17 and 18

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 17 and 18

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we conclude our study on the oracle against Damascus in chapter 17 and also we take up the oracle concerning Cush in chapter 18. “At that time tribute will be brought to Yahweh of hosts from a people tall and smooth, from a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide, to Mount Zion, the place of the name of Yahweh of hosts.” (Isaiah 18:7)

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Lecture 116- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 17

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 17

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we study the oracle against Damascus in chapter 17. “In that day man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will look on the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 17:7)

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Lecture 115- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 14, 15, and 16

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 14, 15 and 16 Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we will study the oracles against Babylon and Moab in chapters 14, 15, and 16. The kingdoms of this age will not last. They will come to an end. We wait for time when “a throne will be established in steadfast love, and on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David one who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness.”” (Isaiah 16:5)

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Lecture 114- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 12 and 13

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 12 and 13 Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we complete our study on Chapter 12. Also, we cover chapter 13 in which we focus on the fall of Babylon and the Last Judgment.
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Lecture 113- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 12 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 12 Part 1  Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier In this lecture we begin our study on Chapter 12. We give thanks to Yahweh for He has turned His anger away from us. This sacrifice of thanksgiving is the result of the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
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Christ in the Old Testament- Jonah 3

Christ in the OT 2Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Jonah 3. Jesus says,“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.” (Matthew 12:40–41) (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 112- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 11 Part 4

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 11 Part 4 Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier In this lecture we complete our study on Chapter 11. Yahweh will extend His hand a second time in to bring salvation in the holy incarnation.
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Lecture 111- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 11 Part 3

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 11 Part 3  Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier In this lecture we continue our study on Chapter 11. Jesus is the Root of Jesse and the knowledge of Him brings salvation to the nations.
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Lecture 110- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 11 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 11 Part 2 Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier In this lecture we continue our study on Chapter 11. The Spirit of Yahweh is upon Him.
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Lecture 109- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 11 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 11 Part 1  Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier In this lecture we begin our study on Chapter 11. The Coming King is from the stump of Jesse. He is a Branch that will bear fruit.

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Lecture 108- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 10 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 10 Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we conclude our study on Chapter 10. Woe to the Assyrians and comfort to the Remnant that returns to Immanuel Mighty God.

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Lecture 107- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 10 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 10 Part 1

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we begin our study on Chapter 10. We hear the woe against the leaders who are misleading the people and we hear the comfort given to the remnant.

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Lecture 106- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 9 Part 4

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 9 Part 4

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we conclude our study on Chapter 9.

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Show #318: Ask a Ninj… POW!! too late

It’s a showdown. Bryan vs Brian. Both regular guests on some radio show called Issues Etc., but who will triumph when they go head-to-head in “Ask a Ninja Pastor”? In this show we discuss topic found in the 1537 Smalcald Articles including Penance and Purgatory (which both begin with the letter “P”).  Click here to listen

 

 

 

Christ in the Old Testament- Isaiah 64

Christ in the OT 2Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Isaiah chapter 64. In this chapter we learn that because of the incarnation, those who are in Christ, can rightfully call upon God as our Father in heaven. We discuss the foundation of the Lord’s Prayer from this chapter.  (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 105- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 9 Part 3

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 9 Part 3

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our study on Chapter 9. Christ is the Child born for us. He is the promised Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, and Everlasting Father.

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Christ in the Old Testament- Ezekiel 34

Christ in the OT 2Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Ezekiel chapter 34. In this chapter we learn that Yahweh is the Shepherd who will seek the scattered and lost sheep. We also learn more about the mystery of the incarnation. The Messiah is called David My Servant who will be the One Shepherd of the Sheep. (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 104- The Gospel According to Isaiah Chapter 9 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 9 Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our study on Chapter 9. Christ comes to bring oppression to an end.

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