The Lutheran church in the country; a study, an explanation, an attempted solution
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IHlilili iillili ^"S'^rrv ^\^^ ®ntber5JttpCdumbta LIBRARY GIVEN BY -V?. X^^\ ^t^VxV "Sift of the President THE Lutheran Church in the Country A STUDY AN EXPLANATION AN ATTEMPTED SOLUTION BY G. H. GERBERDING, D.D., LL.D. AUTHOR OF New Testament Conversions, The Lutheran Pastor, The Lutheran Catechist, Problems and Possibilities, The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church, The Life and Letters of Passarant. PHILADELPHIA GENERAL COUNCIL PUBLICATION BOARD 1916 Gift of the President COFYilGHI, 1916, ly I«« Board of Publication ofthe General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America All Eights Reserved y^'b\-b TO Country PastorsAll Faithful Love the Country;Who Who Love Country People; Who Love the Country Church; Who Appreciate its Importance; Who Believe in its Possibilities; Who Believe that Lutheranism will Survive in the Country BECAUSE IT IS THE FITTEST; This Book is Affectionately DEDICATED PREFACE for the*'If it were notone has said:Some blooduncontaminatedof fresh, pure,stream the citiesthe countryinto them fromflowing We areown iniquity/'would rot in their this isbelieve thatbe compelled tosorry to bloodpure and purifyingBut the good,true. countrythe city from thenot all come intodoes the muchland. Many ofdistricts of our own ' ** country dis-foreigners ' from themaligned of noare a saving saltold worldtricts of the insignificance.small to under-help the readerbook wants toThis appreciate theand tocountry peoplestand desires to helpcharacter.

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IHlilili
iillili^"S'^rrv ^\^^
®ntber5JttpCdumbta
LIBRARY
GIVEN BY
-V?. X^^\ ^t^VxV"Sift of the PresidentTHE
Lutheran Church in
the Country
A STUDY
AN EXPLANATION
AN ATTEMPTED SOLUTION
BY
G. H. GERBERDING, D.D., LL.D.
AUTHOR OF
New Testament Conversions, The Lutheran Pastor, The Lutheran
Catechist, Problems and Possibilities, The Way of
Salvation in the Lutheran Church, The
Life and Letters of Passarant.
PHILADELPHIA
GENERAL COUNCIL PUBLICATION BOARD
1916Gift of the President
COFYilGHI, 1916, ly I««
Board of Publication ofthe General Council
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in North America
All Eights Reserved
y^'b\-bTO
Country PastorsAll Faithful
Love the Country;Who
Who Love Country People;
Who Love the Country Church;
Who Appreciate its Importance;
Who Believe in its Possibilities;
Who Believe that Lutheranism will Survive in the Country
BECAUSE IT IS THE FITTEST;
This Book is Affectionately
DEDICATEDPREFACE
for the*'If it were notone has said:Some
blooduncontaminatedof fresh, pure,stream
the citiesthe countryinto them fromflowing
We areown iniquity/'would rot in their
this isbelieve thatbe compelled tosorry to
bloodpure and purifyingBut the good,true.
countrythe city from thenot all come intodoes
the muchland. Many ofdistricts of our own
'
** country dis-foreigners ' from themaligned
of noare a saving saltold worldtricts of the
insignificance.small
to under-help the readerbook wants toThis
appreciate theand tocountry peoplestand
desires to helpcharacter. Itofworth
what hindersto removepastorthe country
fainIt wouldcharacter.hurts countryand
of hisright understandingto get aassist him
for its uplift.his churchand to usecommunity
andthe savingtowardto contributeIt hopes
theChurch inthe Lutheranstrengthening of
country.
peculiar. Its solu-problem iscountryThe
depressing.work is oftenis difficult. Thetion
under-betterpastor needs aThe Lutheran
situation.standing of thePREFACEVI
on the countryMuch has been written church
problem by men outside of our church. We
can learn from these writers. We have used
there is muchthem in preparing this book. But
in them that we as Lutherans cannot use. After
all, we are different. The Lutheran Church has
conceptions, methods, andprinciples, doctrines,
a spirit that are all her own. We need to look
at the country church from our own viewpoint.
itThe problem is not as acute among us as
is among others. But there are clouds and
rumblings on our church sky also. In some
inspots the Lutheran Church is also declining
the country. If we do not study the situation
and guard against the dangers then we also
will have to suffer. Forewarned is forearmed.
Our prayer this book assist andis that may
encourage our country pastors. Their work
is important. Their opportunities are great.
Their sky is big with promise. bless them.God