Friday, February 25, 2011
Brett Meyer has left a new comment on your post "Stranded on the Shoals of UOJ with Cap'n Huff N Pu...":
I was reading through the (W)ELS South Central District UOJ essays again and came across this footnote which quotes Luther and speaks directly to why the Lutheran Synods are unable to resist the siren calls of the New Age religion and their progressive fellowship with the Church of the Antichrist.
Luther is also among those who reminds us of the great blessing that this article of justification is: “What are all creatures in comparison with the doctrine of justification? If we understand this article correctly and purely we have the right heavenly sun, but if we lose the correct understanding of it we have nothing but the darkness of hell. One can never praise it highly enough
and defend it sufficiently….Where this article remains pure Christendom will remain pure, in beautiful harmony, and without schisms. But where it does not remain pure it is impossible to repel any error to heretical spirit. And St. Paul says specifically of this doctrine that a little leaven ferments the whole lump [1 Cor. 5:6]” (Tappert 164‐165). (Lutheran Confessional Theology in America: 1840‐1880. Edited by Theodore Tappert.© 1872 Oxford University Press, Inc.) Page 2