Welcome to VeritasManet. This is the Latin phrase for “Truth Remains.” This blog is a place for me to document my thoughts and theological musings on a variety of topics. The hope is that the reader would gain some form of new insight or perspective as they read.
My beliefs and worldview align, it is my hope, with what is known as “Confessional Lutheranism.”
What is Lutheranism?
This historical and creedal denomination of Christianity had its inception in the 16th century by the great church reformer Martin Luther, who believed in the inerrancy and sole authority of the Bible. However, the principles used by Martin Luther were not of his own invention. He attempted to restore the Roman Catholic Church to the Scriptural truth it once had, but had been lost in the papacy. Because of the command of both the church and the state possessed by Pope Leo X, Luther was labeled a heretic and forced out of the Roman Catholic Church, leading to the rise of many new Protestant churches. It is difficult to completely sum up Lutheranism in such a short post, so I would recommend finding more information at the following link:
Introduction to Lutheranism and the confessions of the Lutheran churches
There are many different Lutheran churches or “synods” around the world that have variations in their actual beliefs. Even though there are differences, truly confessional Lutheran churches subscribe and uphold the Book of Concord as a clear confession and exposition of Scripture, as discussed in the link above. There are a variety of Lutheran church bodies within the United States. Some fully subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions, while others have all but discarded them entirely.
To be specific, I belong to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). I would encourage you to check out the synod’s website for information on who we are:
This blog will attempt to express a Lutheran worldview in the light of current events, issues, and the Scriptures. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit. I hope you enjoy what you find here. As a testament to the importance of upholding Scripture, Martin Luther once said, in the face of adversity,
“I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”