Herman Otten, responding in CN to my review of Luther's Theology of the Cross, said he agreed with the Brief Statement about UOJ.
I agree with Robert Preus' last book and the Book of Concord.
That was my point before. Those who say they subscribe - quia - to the Book of Concord often place the 1932 Brief Statement above the Book of Concord and the clear meaning of the Scriptures.
We need a new term for those who start and end with the first 50 years of the Synodical Conference. Perhaps that should be a Bronze Subscription to the Book of Concord: in so far as the Confessions agree with Halle Pietism, crypto-Universalism, and justification without faith.