dk has left a new comment on your post "Apostates in WELS Will Win in the Short Run":
When is a council going to be held?
Things need to be shaken up. Those who adhere to the Confessions need to collectively leave (whatever Synod they belong to). Missouri and WELS and others still possess Confessional pastors--these guys need to be in contact with each other.
Is it more important what acronym IDs your church, or is it more important what confession you publicly proclaim? I truly believe that if many WELS pastors could diminish their concern for the WELS institution, reapportioning that concern for Doctrine, a Confessional body could emerge from the fray.
IF you subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions as correct exposition of Scripture why do you care about affiliation?
GJ - I agree. My point about the pink slip is that there is a national movement, widespread, against the impoverished and spineless leadership of this country. So many people have obtained pink slips to mail Congress that there is no pink paper left in America.
In the same way, if the laity and the few confessional pastors make a point of protesting the blatant apostasy they see around them, there will be an effect. The Word will accomplish God's will.
The Word of God has not failed, but people have failed to apply it to themselves and to the visible church.
Apostates are activists, gravitating to money and positions of power. Confessional Lutherans need to stop bargaining for crumbs while the liberals are eating their lunch.
Apostasy applies to all the Lutheran groups, not just ELCA. The solution is the same in each group - apply the Word of God.