As an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod each passing year I see our society and culture slipping into the abyss of paganism, an abyss from which their may be no return. The writer to the Hebrews warns us of falling away from God when he wrote:
“For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.” (Heb. 6:4-8, ESV) I would have none to fall away from God, but rather to hear God’s Word and be brought to saving faith (Rom. 10:17). Therefore, I pray that this site will accomplish that for which God has intended.
Rev. Toby Byrd
Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church
739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753