The Winds of False Doctrine:
KJV Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
KJV 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker [GJ - cancer or gangrene]: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
KJV Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
KJV Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
KJV Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
KJV 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
KJV Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.
KJV 2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
KJV 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
KJV 1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
The texts say:
The false prophets of Missouri, WELS, and the Little Sect on the Prairie have worked together (with ELCA) for decades to gain control of their synods. Perhaps a few of the clergy actually fell in love with Fuller's Church Growth Movement. Most of them just found it a convenient excuse to establish apostasy. They now control the seminary faculties, the money spigots, the denominational magazines, world and American missions.
The howling of WELS Church and Change people assumes that Lutherans have lately discovered a new religion, one completely unfamiliar to them. The Scriptures and the Confessions agree in teaching sound doctrine and denouncing false doctrine. The proclamation of the Crucified Messiah is consistent throughout the Word, but so is condemnation of all deviations from that truth.
How can someone promote The Simple Church (as Peter Pan-denominational does) when that sect makes a clear confession on its website against infant baptism? Jesus said, "Do not forbid them," rather than "Do not baptize them." The Babtists deny children have faith, but Jesus said, "You must believe as children do. If not, you cannot enter the Kingdom." Andy Stanley makes a clear confession against infant baptism on his website. True, he has turned infant dedication into quite a commercial enterprise, but he is firm against the teaching of the Word of God. So why are Ski, Glende, Katie, Parlow, Buske, and other WELS pastors bowing before Andy and worshiping with him?
So many Babtists are being followed by Church and Chicanery that one superstar can be taken out (supreme effort from the indolent Doctrinal Pussycats) and more remain. In fact, more false teachers are probably being scouted right now. I never heard of Mark Driscoll, Ed Stetzer, The Simpleton Church, Granger, or Craig Groeschel until I began researching WELS fads. Leonard Sweet was another find, like discovering Martians on the family tree at ancestor.com. WELS arranged a conference based on his alien doctrine, which is neither Christian nor anything else in particular - just a celebration of Leonard Sweet.
False doctrine is a cancer or gangrene, so it must be removed. Not a word can be found in the Scriptures or Confessions about Holy Mother Synod being defended.
The Scripture and the Confessions "name names," identifying false teachers - yet that is considered a heinous sin by Church and Chicaneries.
False teachers are cursed and damned, but Valleskey (Sausage Factory president, retired) said: "They are Christians - we can learn from them too." Guess whom Valleskey condemned as a legalist - but not to his face?
False teachers are deceivers. Larry Olson (Our Staff Infection) had a friend deny his study at Fuller Seminary in Christian News, yet Larry got his drive-by DMin there. Valleskey pretended to be studying Church Growth for the very first time in 1991 when he taught a course in it five years earlier. He also denied studying there (when asked by a legalist) and admitted it later to David Koenig, albeit angry that David told the legalist. F. Bivens (now Sausage Factory VP) bragged about going to Fuller in front of the Midland Circuit and future DP, but denied it three times when asked by Sausage students. Werning admitted to going to Fuller and later denied it, both times in conversations with the legalist. Werning had an ongoing tantrum after being informed that his admission was copied into a Day-Timer on that date.
For the Self-proclaimed Jesus People:
KJV Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
KJV Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
KJV Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
KJV Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
The Biblical Christ, not Religion For Dummies
The Church and Changers in the WELS and Little Sect would like to believe they are Jesutarians - or whatever their new term is. They are above doctrinal strife and can drink in wisdom from any and all sources (except the Word and the Confessions). They love sociology, statistics, marketing, Management By Objective, Buddhism, advertising, rock music, pop music, Pentecostalism, Babtist doctrine, food, and Twitter.
As Luther said, they talk about Jesus but take away the Means to grasp Jesus and His blessings. By identifying with those who despise the Means of Grace, they confound their bedazzled followers.
The Jesus of the Word, where we find the only true and edifying portrait of the Savior, condemns them as wolves, predators, evil trees bearing evil fruit, thistles incapable of providing a morsel of food.