The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Friday, June 10, 2011
"First of all we must speak of the argument, that is, of the issue with which Paul deals in this epistle. The argument is this: Paul wants to establish the doctrine of faith, grace, the forgiveness of sins or Christian righteousness, so that we may have a perfect knowledge and know the difference between Christian righteousness and all other kinds of righteousness."
Martin Luther, Lectures on Galatians, 1535, ed., Jaroslav Pelikan, St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1963, 26, p. p. 4.
"I also noticed how intense this is becoming. More and more are hearing. More are going to Ichabod because of the great falling away. Like myself, your readers and listeners are receiving teaching and encouragement.
The UOJ discussions are gaining momentum. Of course some will be angry and attack. God willing, some will be joyous and will be compelled to take a stand. May God keep us!"