The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence
Bethany Lutheran Church.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
"The forgiveness acquired by Jesus for all at the cross gives us confessional Lutherans, among all the church bodies of the world, the highest motivation to share our Savior. In contrast to the “Jesus Saves” churches, we don’t preach a salvation that is incomplete and just waiting for the sinner to do something to complete the transaction. We proclaim boldly, “Jesus Saved,” past tense, finished, certain."
Jon Buchholz, WELS Convention Essay, 2005.
GJ - The problem with this statement is its crypto-universalism, claiming that the whole world has been absolved/forgiven and that everyone is saved.