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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Greek Lesson - Mark 7:15 - 37- That Which Defiles.
The Deaf-Mute Healed. 7 PM Central Daylight Time

Parser - tells us the I.D. of the word

Lenski's Mark Commentary - download as a PDF

15 ουδεν εστιν εξωθεν του ανθρωπου εισπορευομενον εις αυτον ο δυναται αυτον κοινωσαι αλλα τα εκπορευομενα απ αυτου εκεινα εστιν τα κοινουντα τον ανθρωπον

16 ει τις εχει ωτα ακουειν ακουετω

17 και οτε εισηλθεν εις οικον απο του οχλου επηρωτων αυτον οι μαθηται αυτου περι της παραβολης

18 και λεγει αυτοις ουτως και υμεις ασυνετοι εστε ου νοειτε οτι παν το εξωθεν εισπορευομενον εις τον ανθρωπον ου δυναται αυτον κοινωσαι

19 οτι ουκ εισπορευεται αυτου εις την καρδιαν αλλ εις την κοιλιαν και εις τον αφεδρωνα εκπορευεται καθαριζον παντα τα βρωματα

Lenski, Mark, p 297: " The αφεδρωνα  (the Greeks use) is not a "draught" or a "drain" and does not refer to the bowel but means a place to which one retires (αφ) and sits down (εδρω, seat)."

Hi point is that most translations avoid the term in various ways, but Jesus is clear. 

20 ελεγεν δε οτι το εκ του ανθρωπου εκπορευομενον εκεινο κοινοι τον ανθρωπον

21 εσωθεν γαρ εκ της καρδιας των ανθρωπων οι διαλογισμοι οι κακοι εκπορευονται μοιχειαι πορνειαι φονοι

22 κλοπαι πλεονεξιαι πονηριαι δολος ασελγεια οφθαλμος πονηρος βλασφημια υπερηφανια αφροσυνη

23 παντα ταυτα τα πονηρα εσωθεν εκπορευεται και κοινοι τον ανθρωπον

24 και εκειθεν αναστας απηλθεν εις τα μεθορια τυρου και σιδωνος και εισελθων εις την οικιαν ουδενα ηθελεν γνωναι και ουκ ηδυνηθη λαθειν

25 ακουσασα γαρ γυνη περι αυτου, ης ειχεν το θυγατριον αυτης πνευμα ακαθαρτον, ελθουσα προσεπεσεν προς τους ποδας αυτου

26 ην δε η γυνη ελληνις συροφοινισσα τω γενει και ηρωτα αυτον ινα το δαιμονιον εκβαλλη εκ της θυγατρος αυτης

27 ο δε ιησους ειπεν αυτη αφες πρωτον χορτασθηναι τα τεκνα, ου γαρ καλον εστιν λαβειν τον αρτον των τεκνων και βαλειν τοις κυναριοις

28 η δε απεκριθη και λεγει αυτω ναι κυριε και γαρ τα κυναρια υποκατω της τραπεζης εσθιει απο των ψιχιων των παιδιων
change from dogs to little dogs

29 και ειπεν αυτη δια τουτον τον λογον υπαγε εξεληλυθεν το δαιμονιον εκ της θυγατρος σου

30 και απελθουσα εις τον οικον αυτης ευρεν το δαιμονιον εξεληλυθος και την θυγατερα βεβλημενην επι της κλινης

31 και παλιν εξελθων εκ των οριων τυρου και σιδωνος ηλθεν προς την θαλασσαν της γαλιλαιας ανα μεσον των οριων δεκαπολεως

32 και φερουσιν αυτω κωφον μογιλαλον και παρακαλουσιν αυτον ινα επιθη αυτω την χειρα

33 και απολαβομενος αυτον απο του οχλου κατ ιδιαν εβαλεν τους δακτυλους αυτου εις τα ωτα αυτου και πτυσας ηψατο της γλωσσης αυτου

34 και αναβλεψας εις τον ουρανον εστεναξεν και λεγει αυτω εφφαθα ο εστιν διανοιχθητι

35 και ευθεως διηνοιχθησαν αυτου αι ακοαι και ελυθη ο δεσμος της γλωσσης αυτου και ελαλει ορθως

36 και διεστειλατο αυτοις ινα μηδενι ειπωσιν οσον δε αυτος αυτοις διεστελλετο μαλλον περισσοτερον εκηρυσσον

37 και υπερπερισσως εξεπλησσοντο λεγοντες καλως παντα πεποιηκεν και τους κωφους ποιει ακουειν και τους αλαλους λαλειν

LutherQuislings Continue Their Straw Man Witticisms - But Spelling Still Counts

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Alan Lubeck (1431)
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Of what use is an atonement and ressurection (sic) that justifies no one? You have to believe in something that apparently ain't there to be justified(according to the Jacksonites). Makes me wonder if they really confess the Lords (sic) Body and Blood for each communicant...even those without faith.
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GJ likes to snip comments and mock. Good Christian behavior led by the Holy Spirit. He won't snip, however, any of the pages of quotes from Luther's Easter sermons, or Galatians commentary, or the Lutheran Confessions that clearly speak to objective justification. Maybe he hopes no one will notice they exist. 

GJ - I enjoy discussing matters with people who cannot spell and do not read.

Our little group has published 11 volumes of Luther and even a volume of Luther's best sayings. Moreover, the first eight volumes of Lenker are already available free as PDFs. The House Postils will also be available free to all.

So far, people can also get most volumes for 99 cents or whatever is the lowest cost on Kindle.

I posted the Lenker set on this blog, so some of those sermons have been viewed thousands of time.

The more ardent losers - on that strictly OJ and trivia blog - build their little Straw Man fallacies. That means they construct an argument I have never made and destroy it with their aluminum foil swords and cardboard knives. The whole world trembles - with laughter.

Pietism from Another Perspective - Swedish Pietism, the Augustana Synod

Bishop Hill, Illinois is not far from Moline and Rock Island, where many Swedes came to work for John Deere and organized congregations.

 Erin Jansson left Sweden and took many Swedes with him - to Bishop Hill, Illinois.

The rationalistic Church of Sweden and the plague of alcoholism combined to fuel many separatist movements that led to immigration to America.

Eric Jansson, a layman, used fiery preaching to call out the dissatisfied and start new in America. His group had many of the problems faced by the followers of Bishop Martin Stephan.

John Deere improved on the plow and moved his business to Moline to take advantage of river transportation and hydro to power his factories. Swedish Pietists were encouraged to come to Moline to work in the factories.

Anything but the Church of Sweden looked good to the Swedes as they left. In fact, many joined the Methodists and the Mormons when they arrived. However, the Swedish clergy who came over were shocked by the many extremes of American freedom, such as Bishop Hill, only 47 miles from Moline.

Tiny Augustana College moved around quite a bit until it settled in nearby Rock Island, adjacent to Moline, and began to attract faculty and students. They even had a prep school to get students ready for college. One layman has often remarked to me about the success and academic standards of the Augustana colleges and the low standards and dissolution of the WELS-LCMS schools.

The Pietists took on that new name - Augustana - for the Augsburg Confession, but they never denied their origins in Pietism. Various leaders and Passavant encouraged them to make the Book of Concord their standard rather than continue in the lax attitudes of Pietism.

 Taking Lutheran doctrine to the Perryville LCMS - donated books.

That Alien Walther Mythology
Many people wonder, lost in astonishment, about the worship of Walther in the LCMS. Others simply find it repulsive and blasphemous.

Clearly, the highest authority for many is not the Scriptures but Walther.

At first, I was impressed by the lies and evasions of the Walther myths, but a lot of details did not add up.

Not worthy! We stood beneath the shadow of the Pietist who organized a riot, stole all of Stephan's gold, land, books, and personal items - and kidnapped the bishop to Illinois. "Dream big!" their Church Growth leaders tell the LCMS today.

Walther is portrayed as the founder of the LCMS, the source of many tall tales. The Loehe pastors invited the Perryville cult to talk with them, where there was no agreement. Then Missouri changed their tactics and unity occurred.

They closed their eyes to pray. When they opened them, Perryville and St. Louis were the founders and Loehists were the disruptive hangers-on. Loehe is still a bad word for the Walther worshipers. Not all Missourians worship CFW, but it is better to pretend.

The Walther circle? - they were all Pietists. They formed around one abusive Pietist guru. When he died, they looked for another Pietist guru and found Martin Stephan - also abusive. The Walther circle identified with cell groups, as all Pietists did, and had them in America, too. Stephan was called to a Pietist congregation, which he turned into a Pietist fund-raising operation for himself.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

LutherQuest (sic) Is Pooled Ignorance - What a Fetid Pool

Rev. Kevin D. Vogts (Kevin_vogts)
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>>Lenski too believed in Objective Justification, but he used different terms

That was always my impression too, which would explain how this didn't drastically warp his overall teaching. However, I have had pastor friends argue quite vociferously that Lenski should be shunned, for his position on this as well as what seem to be chiliastic tendencies some places in his New Testament Commentary

GJ - Tis funny how these superficial Enthusiasts want to enroll their superiors in the Hall of Objective Justification Numbskulls.

Jay Webber, a typical Ft. Wayne graduate, gave Martin Luther a membership.

Lenski's family was part of the very large group that left Pope Walther behind, with CFW's Calvinistic Election without Faith backing up his Calvinistic Justification without Faith.

No, Lenski never taught OJ. He wrote, rather succinctly, "No one is forgiven without faith."

I think Lenski's language was rather loose in his effort to make the OJists see the light; hence his use of "objective reconciliation."

I use Lenski all the time, and our group has produced a complete set of free Lenski PDFs.

The free Lenski PDFs and other resources can be found here.

Putting Your Finger on Gut Feelings!

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Yes, Pastor Vogts, you are putting your finger on the gut feeling I have about the position of ELDoNA and GJ: they interject a gap between Christ's atonement and its appropriation by faith. Paul Rydecki's watershed paper that paved his way into ELDoNA, "Forensic Appeal to the Throne of Grace," gives one the impression that there is an unpredictable interval between my appeal to the throne of grace, and God's answer. One has the suspense of waiting to see if God will forgive me.

Another Doofus post on LQ!

WELS Pastor Steve Spencer Still Shilling for Jack B. Simple Casione (no synod)

Jack Cascione and Assumption of Walther Gang continue to ignore these Scriptures and even the phrase Justification by Faith.

------ Original Message ------
From: "Rev. Fr. Steven D. Spencer" <>
To: "Rev.'d Dr. Greg Jackson" <>
Sent: 7/16/2019 8:45:19 AM
Subject: FW: Book Review: "The Path to Understanding Justification" by Dr. GregoryJackson


I understand you no longer care what I think. But I believe Jack treated you quite fairly in this review. He would like to print your reaction in CN.




Hi Steve. Jack is welcome to copy and paste from my blog at any time. I already posted my reaction.

I think it is a pity you would associate with him. But lie down with dawgs, git up with fleas.

In Christ,


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If Objective Justification Is the Gospel, Then Why Are These Things True?

 The Righteous Brothers, Robert and Jack, pictured here, took over the LCMS by swinging the Objective Justification axe.

Objective Justification - the unbelieving world absolved of all sin and declared righteous - is exalted by:

  • The LCMS dogmatics, the new LCMS catechism, Matt the Fatt, Paul the Plagiarist, Christian News, LutherQuest (sic), Pieper, Mueller, the Great Inerrant Walther, Martin Stephan STD, Halle's Rambach, and Wittenberg's Samuel Huber;
  • The WELS catechisms, from Kuske on, Mirthless Mark Schroeder, etc;
  • Pope John the Malefactor, all the way back to Koren, who had a crush on Walther.
  • ELCA, in those places where they actually concede that God exists.

 Who is better known and loved? Leyser or C. Peter Wager?

 Why do they not admit to Samuel Huber veneration? He was in the bag for OJ long before Stephan and Walther.

If Objective Justification is the Gospel - as claimed by so many - then why are these things true?

  1. The LCMS-WELS-ELS are collapsing in membership, church attendance, and seminary enrollment.
  2. The leaders (just like ELCA) are known for attending Fuller Seminary, Willow Creek, and Trinity Divinity School.
  3. The clergy and professors are so ignorant of Biblical doctrine that they screech like witches when they hear about Luther's Biblical doctrine while they parrot Calvin and Zwingli.
  4. The road to promotion is not through Biblical knowledge but through the Schools of Enthusiasm promoted by those apostate Lutheran leaders, ELCA included.
  5. Creation is denied by the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; criticism of their Seminex stance is "slander!"
  6. The dying WELS seminary in Mequon continues its GA/HB secret hazing ritual.
  7. These sects are dependent on Thrivent for cash. They shamelessly promote a second-rate company that shares the doctrine of ELCA and the murder record of Planned Parenthood.
  8. The political and educational leaders are paid substantial sums of money to increase the speed of the decline.
  9. Now that no one is fooled by their supposed distance from each other, the LCMS-WELS-ELS-CLC (sic) are united by one thing Objective Justification - and proud of it.

 How does someone become president or a professor at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary? Answer - Attend Fuller Seminary and deny it.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Joe Krohn - Church and Change Veteran - Justification by Faith Is a Damnable Heresy

Joe Krohn (Jekster)
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Never mind about 2 Peter 2:1; where the Holy Spirit speaks of a redemption ("bought them" = ransom-AKJV) of even the apostates (unbelievers).

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."

 Rambach, the Halle Pietist, taught 1 Peter 3:16 as the Easter Absolution of the Entire World, as did Pietists Stephan and Walther.

How is Walther different from Rambach in absolving the entire world without faith?

According to LutherQuest (sic), Justification by Faith Is "Akin to Roman Catholic's gratia infusa"

Rev. Kevin D. Vogts (Kevin_vogts)
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It pains me that several college and seminary classmates and other friends and acquaintances who are part of ELDONA have adopted this view. I was willing to concede the specific term "Objective Justification" if it was simply a matter of terminology, but they quickly disabused me of that notion. They made it crystal clear that they reject the terminology because they now reject the underlying doctrine.

Functionally, it [Justification by Faith] seems to me akin to the Roman Catholic teaching of gratia infusa. By His death on the cross Jesus only established the conditions that make it possible for us to attain our own salvation.