|Didja know? We are supposed to read Luther - not Walther/Stephan - on Galatians for a more complete understanding of Justification.|
Some of us did not graduate with a brain full of snake oil: UOJ and Church Growth. Naturally, there are many falsehoods to remove once mature studying replaces required reading and the lectures of dysfunctional capons.
A distinctive quality of the Olde Synodical Conference is the citing of Justification while defining it in terms that would send shivers of delight through the Universalists, Barthians, New Theology Catholics, mainline Protestants, Willow Creek swindlers, and Fuller salesmen.
This happens so often that I imagine them being trained to talk and write about Justification as "the Chief Article, the Master and Prince, the articles that judges all other articles of faith, the article on which the Church stands or falls" and then glide into all the Objective Justification language. Their OJ, UOJ, General Justification, or Justification of the World claims falsely that everyone was forgiven and saved (crucifixion or resurrection - they do not know), the world was absolved of all sin, the world was saved, everyone was born forgiven, everyone in Hell is a guilt-free saint.
The blue words above are appropriate for Justification by Faith, but they will not say Justification by Faith, the true doctrine they reject and despise. John Sparky Brenner defines JBF as the "individual appropriate of forgiveness." Work that definition into Romans 5:1-2, Sparky.
|Dishonest dealing is punished - sometimes - but rewarded in the denominations.|
My Doctrinal Test for Lutheran Clergy, Potentates, and Editors
GJ - "Explain Justification in writing and cite your Scriptural foundaton, in Greek and English."
No Synod President or District President could pass, so they should leave the ministry. No Circuit Pastor faithful to the Word can be found in this Lutheran Babylon, so they should get jobs commensurate with their worthless degrees. We know that former best buddies Otten and McCain are UOJ fanatics. Otten's genuine scholar, Walter Maier, PhD from Harvard in Semitics, taught Justification by Faith and inerrancy.
"Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue" and that applies especially in Christian doctrine."
There are parish pastors who know and teach the truth. They are so exposed to the venom of the Left - yes UOJ is ultra-Left, the pride of ELCA - that a solo battle against an army of snake oil salesman is daunting. The best faithful pastors can do is build up congregations and children in Biblical doctrine rather than synodical propaganda and mythology.
|The blind lead the blind in this Babylon of Enthusiasm.|