golter's mussings JULY 2021

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

  • Whole World is Held Accountable

    JuLY 1, 2021

    God holds the whole world accountable.

    Accountable for what?

    For their sin, the whole world and every person.

    All are accountable to God, everyone.

    God holds everyone to the absolute standard of His Law.

    The Ten Commandments expect trust in the Father through the Son and a life reflective of a child of God.

    All fail this requirement.

    God gave the Law “so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God,” (Romans 3:19).

    Paul’s argument assumes the sinful nature of all people.

    People love to self-justify, make excuses.

    A 2007 book owns this title: “Mistakes were Made (but not by me),” (Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson).

    The title says it all.

    It happens in the workplace and everywhere.

    God won’t accept excuses.

    There’s no wiggle room.

    That’s the point of Holy Scripture.

    That’s the joy of a Christian. There is no defense.

    One must run to God’s mercy revealed in Jesus Christ.

    That’s where God desires to lead everyone.  

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran

  • Listening to our Brothers and Sisters…

    JuLY 8, 2021

    Our sister congregations in the Mid-South District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod met in convention recently.

    They took on Critical Race Theory (CRT).

    They passed a resolution rejecting CRT (Resolution 03-04-21).

    They define racism as “the sinful notion that some races are inherently superior to others.”

    They reject the world view of CRT.

    They specifically reject any doctrine that teaches:

    • One’s race, ancestry, or nationality are inherently superior to the race, ancestry, or nationality of another.
    • Any individual is inherently racist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously, because of his or her race, ancestry, or nationality.

    In an earlier Whereas, they teach that all people are blood related going back to Adam and Noah. All have inherited original sin. But all are “equally redeemed by the blood of Christ in order to be reconciled to God and each other.”

    The Mid-South District covers the congregations in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

    Thank you, Mid-South District.

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran

  • How do You Find Out…

    JuLY 15, 2021

    How do you find out…

    Who was left with responsibility…

    By watching what happens when trouble happens.

    The parents go to the eldest child.

    The boss goes to the one in charge.

    So did God.

    He went to Adam (Genesis 3:9).

    The man is responsible for Eve’s action…and I should say, for her tender care.

    Per the Design Architect, the man is given joyful responsibilities of creation care, first and foremost, of his wife. And the two would jointly care for kids and all creation. A joint lordship of humble service by the two.

    Per the Creator, the man is the one who leaves his folks and clings to his wife (Gen. 2:24).

    Even though Eve ate of the forbidden fruit first, God holds Adam accountable. The Holy Spirit has St. Paul write: “Just as sin came into the world through one man…” (Romans 5:12). The man is held accountable.

    Per the Potter, He made the man to be the head, as authority, in relationship to the woman (1 Cor. 11:3). 

    Headship (or biblical authority) is made visible in Christ, who is the head of the Church (Ephesians 5:22).

    Headship (or biblical authority) is exercised by SELF-GIVING. Christ (as groom) gives of Himself to the Church (the bride).

    Any abusive or loveless use of God’s responsibility by husbands is not care, but abuse.

    Jesus only chose twelve male apostles, (Matthew 10:2).

    Pastors are only to be male, (1 Cor. 14:34; 1 Tim. 2:11-14).

    There’s a biblical order: the Father, Son, man, and woman (1 Cor. 11:3-4).

    And yet, man and woman are completely dependent and equally loved by Christ.

    They are dependent decidedly upon each other, (1 Cor. 11:11).

    The Church reflects this biblical pattern.

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran