You'll probably get a zillion of these sent to you, but I thought about you when I got this e-mail.If you see fit, would you please forward the following bulletin announcement to the pastors of your districts? If you do not see fit, would you please let us know? Any hymn writers out there? Two WELS members are again sponsoring a HymnwriterChallenge. Write an original hymn text on the theme "Why Objective Justification Matters" and submit it before Jan. 29, 2011, and you could win the first place prize of $300.00. For entry forms, more information, or to read the winning hymn texts from previous years, visit www.hymnwriterchallenge.com or write to P.O. Box 562, Waupun, WI 53963. Thanks!Pastor Christopher S. DoerrGrace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waupun, WII imagine your henchmen will be attacking Pastor Doerr very shortly. He should be able to take it. He's got a really good sense of humor.
Is this not the motto of those who through heavy handloads of apathy and neglect of Christ's Word continue to teach the false gospel of UOJ - even churches that tolerate plenty of false doctrine can bring people to saving faith through the gospel of Christ.The central doctrine of the Lutheran Synods: the false gospel of Universal Objective Justification has been stripped bare for the world to see. It's an absolute scam. A perversion of Scripture that was born from the unholy union of man's reason and Pietism that comes from being separated from Christ through the rejection of the Holy Spirit's faith.The Synods are running scared and the blasphemous contest posted above by Pastor Doerr is proof of it. Apply these two Confessional Lutheran statements to the perverse UOJ teachings."The wrath of God cannot be appeased if we set against it our own works, because Christ has been set forth as a Propitiator, so that, for His sake, the Father may become reconciled to us. But Christ is not apprehended as a Mediator except by faith. Therefore, by faith alone we obtain remission of sins when we comfort our hearts with confidence in the mercy promised for Christ's sake."Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Part 5 That We Obtain Remission of Sins by Faith Alone in Christ.http://www.bookofconcord.org/defense_4_justification.phpBOC: 71] But when it is said that faith justifies, some perhaps understand it of the beginning, namely, that faith is the beginning of justification or preparation for justification, so that not faith itself is that through which we are accepted by God,Apology of the Augsburg Confession, That Faith in Christ Justifies.http://www.bookofconcord.org/defense_4_justification.phpRead here where the perverse promoters are posting past winners of the challenges.Paul Willems of New Ulm, MNPaul is the winner of the 2007 HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE contest. His challenge: write a hymn that teaches two contrasting truths that - even the "smallest" false doctrine is a great danger to a person's faith - even churches that tolerate plenty of false doctrine can bring people to saving faith through the gospel of Christ.Paul's winning hymn:O Lord, protect and keep me from error's evil way.Do not allow false doctrine to lead my soul astray.For when my pathway takes me into temptation's hall,My footsteps may mislead me to stay and join and fall.And then what seemed a trifle becomes a stumbling stone.A single falsehood hurts me and I am left alone.Yet, Lord, your grace suffices. It finds your holy throng.Your gospel works though hidden by teachings that are wrong.The Holy Spirit works deep within the hearts of all:With baptism and scripture, you save both great and small.We thank you for your gospel. We bless you for your graceThat finds and saves your sheep, Lord, here and in ev'ry place.http://www.hymnwriterchallenge.com/pastwinners.html
I thought it was a joke.I'd like to submit a hymn for the contest, but based on the subject matter it would come out like something penned by Weird Al Yankovic...
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