Lecture 136- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 29 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 29 Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Now we are back on track! In this lecture we finish Isaiah chapter 29.

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Lecture 135- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 28 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 28 Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

That’s right!!! This is Chapter 28 Part 2. The second half of the chapter was accidently skipped, but do not fret. Here it is. In this lecture we actually continue our discussion on chapter 28. We’ll finish Chapter 29 in the next lecture.

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Lecture 134- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 29 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 29

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we look at chapter 29.

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Christ in the Old Testament- Lamentations 3

Christ in the OT 2Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Lamentations chapter 3.

Jeremiah, writes, “You have wrapped yourself with anger and pursued us, killing without pity; you have wrapped yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through.” In our sufferings, God stands hidden from us. Yet, in the mystery of the incarnation we set our eyes on Jesus, where God is revealed for us. Christ is Immanuel, that is, God with us. He is present in the affliction of His saints suffering and being desolated in them and with them.

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Lecture 133- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 28 and 29

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 28 and 29

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we finish our discussion on chapter 28 and begin our discussion on chapter 29.

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Lecture 132- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 28 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 28 Part 1

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our discussion on chapter 28.

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Lecture 131- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 27 and 28

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 27 and 28

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we finish our discussion on chapter 27 and begin to talk about chapter 28

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Lecture 130- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 27

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 27

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our discussion on chapter 27 in which the guilt is atoned for and the sins are removed.

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Lecture 129- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 26 and 27

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 26 and 27

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we make the connection between the singing for joy in chapter 26 and the guilt being atoned for and sins removed in chapter 27. The earth shall birth the slain. The dead in Christ shall live.

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Lecture 128- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 26

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 26

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we discuss chapter 26 in which we contrast the heavenly city of the righteous who listen and live with the earthly cities of the wicked who refuse to listen and shall die in their sins.

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Lecture 127- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 25 Part 3

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 25 Part 3

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we conclude our discussion on chapter 25 in which we are promised that Christ will swallow up death forever and false worship will come to an end.

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Lecture 126- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 25 Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 25 Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we continue our discussion chapter 25 in which we are promised that Christ will swallow up death forever.

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Christ In the Old Testament- Genesis 35

Christ in the OT 2Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Genesis 35.

God (Elohim) said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God (El) who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” The Second person of the holy and consubstantial Trinity is the God (El) who appeared at Bethel.

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Lecture 125- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 25 Part 1

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 25 Part 1

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we begin to discuss chapter 25 in which we are promised that Christ will swallow up death forever.

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Lecture 124- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapter 24

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapter 24

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we talk about the conversion of the Gentiles, the Final Judgment, and the New Jerusalem the Holy City. Yahweh of hosts reigns on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and his glory will be before his elders.

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Lecture 123- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 4

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Chapters 21, 22, and 23 Part 4

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

In this lecture we conclude 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. Yet, we look to the conversion of the Gentiles who are made participants in the City of the Living God through faith alone.

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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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