[quote="jinc1019, post:6, topic:320906"]
Thank you for the information! I greatly appreciate the book reference.
Since you are LCMS, I was wondering you could answer another somewhat related question...How much conformity does the LCMS require for lay members? In other words, if an LCMS member has a different view of predestination or something that differs with the creed....or perhaps the view that the office of the Pope is the Anti-Christ, can a member continue being in good standing in the LC-MS and receive communion? Or, must everyone accept every word of the confessions?
Since the LC-MS practices closed communion, it is assumed that everyone at the altar rail is of like mind on doctrine and practice the same as it is for Catholics. At my church, the pastor would not commune anyone that he knows that is not a LC-MS Lutheran, living in sin or not in agreement with Church doctrine.