Church and Change attacked Pastor Mark Bartling (retired WELS pastor) in the so-called sermon given at the end of the conference.
I have known Pastor Bartling for many years. He was LCR at one time and joined WELS. He is one of the rare pastors who will publish in favor of sound doctrine. Pastor Bartling is the kind of man anyone would want to have in a confessional Lutheran congregation. As one layman wrote to me, "Does anyone know what confessional Lutheran means now?
Bartling's sin was publishing criticism of Church and Change in Christian News. The point of the alleged sermon was, "We won. You lost. They closed us down in 2005, but we registered this conference on the official WELS website, showing how proud Wisconsin is of our work. Nyah. Nyah."
This kind of attitude is typical among the Church Growth apostates. They have been spitting in the face of faithful Lutherans (WELS-ELS-LCMS) for decades while people say, "It seems humid in here." They know the pastors do not have the guts to stand up to them, so they are arrogant and stupid. Read Luther's statements on false teachere here on Ichabod.
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Dr. Mark Braun, I know Pastor Bartling and you are no Pastor Bartling.
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