on November 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm Tim NiedfeldtHi Rick,
I did happen to read that letter, and despite your misgivings about that publishing, I have to admit, I found it the best model for addressing doctrinal concerns I’ve seen. I’m sure lawyering skills come into play there. However as these types of issues continue to arise, we need to see more of this.
Imagine if laymen all over the synod could equally document and describe doctrinal error as you did. Could they be ignored for too long? I just think it could be time to consider a little more vocal admonition of this type if we wish to remain true to our confession.
I suppose it is not encouraging to hear that your letter was inspiring to me when you would like to downplay its new found notoriety, but keep up the good fight.
GJ - Tim has been upgraded to free spell-check.
Tim is correct. Rick's letter is a model for everyone to follow. He stated the facts with an abundance of evidence. He also argued effectively for correct doctrine and practice.
The question everyone should ask is, "Why is this still going on?" The utter lack of action speaks volumes about how the circuit, district, and synod are run. I see utter contempt for the Scriptures, the Confessions, and the souls of members.
Jeff Gunn is doing the same thing in Phoenix. But relax, folks, they are studying the issue, due to their grave concerns about the souls involved.
Introduction to the St. Peter, Freedom, WI letter