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Louis A. Brighton
« on: November 13, 2015, 05:46:33 PM »
Saw this on FB. Dr. Brighton indeed was a favorite professor. His commentary:

https://www.cph.org/p-688-revelation-concordia-commentary.aspx

Aaron Rosenau:  "Just learned that one of my favorite professors passed away. Rev. Dr. Louis Brighton helped so many of us understand the Bible, particularly the book of Revelation.

"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb ... And they cried out in a loud voice: 'Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.' ... Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst ... For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." (Rev. 7)

Dr. Brighton knew this promise with deep faith and longed to see the glory of the King. I trust that he is with Jesus now, awaiting the final resurrection in joy and peace.

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." (John 11:25-26)"
Don Kirchner

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Re: Louis A. Brighton
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 06:02:35 PM »
Sad news, I pray it was a peaceful passing.  Prayers ascend for all who knew and loved him...

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Re: Louis A. Brighton
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 06:10:11 PM »
He rests in peace with all the saints in light perpetual - may his family be blessed in these days

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Re: Louis A. Brighton
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2015, 09:37:20 PM »
He was a giant! Such passion for the Word, for teaching, for the students, for the ministry! Bitter tears for me. Yet, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. They shall rest from their labors and all their works shall follow after them."

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Re: Louis A. Brighton
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 10:34:02 AM »
Dr. Brighton's commentary on Revelation belongs in the library
of every Lutheran pastor.  His scholarship on this book of the
Bible has been a blessing to many serious students of Revelation.
I got to know him while attending a symposium at Concordia Sem,
St. Louis and later as his host for his presentation on eschatology
in our District.

One of the things that troubled Dr. Brighton was the decline in
Biblical knowledge among LCMS clergy.   He was concerned that
pastors spent more time as administrators than they did as devoted
students of Holy Scripture.