Thursday, June 9, 2011
Many pleasant reconciliations have taken place in the last few months. Although some people have set their nasty meter on max, others have contacted me to renew old friendships or start new ones. The Gospel accomplishes such good things, because the power of the Word of God is greater than anything man can imagine.
The passage above is a good illustration, especially in these days of side-stepping to Rome (sinuflecting). The Lutherans who follow Father Neuhaus in gradually embracing Rome, with as many victims as possible, will never post that quotation from the Augsburg Confession.
The true Gospel is expressed beautifully in Luther's sermons, the Book of Concord, Chemnitz, and Chytraeus. Anyone who wants comfort and strength should begin and end with those works.
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The crypto-papist Lutherans mainly I observe from LC-MS can not relate to the above words.
As an ex-RC kid, I was taught by the priest and nuns that Momma Mary is more merciful than Jesus. In fact we had pictures of Christ stern and always now ready to pounce. So they teach that Mary is much milder, gentler than Christ, this is still their teaching today.
You need Mary as your fixer to Jesus.
GJ - Yes, Dr. Cruz. I have a quotation I will soon publish on this. One writer observed religious art where Mary is physically restraining Jesus from hitting the sinner. The trouble with lowest-common-denominator religion is that it keeps getting lower all the time. Thus the Enthusiasts of the Syn Conference train their disciples to become Enthusiasts for the Church of Rome. If Whorely Mother Church must be adored as the true religion (WELS, LCMS, Little Sect on the Prairie), then why not "return to Rome" where they do it right? No one has better assembly-line saints, works salesmen, and propaganda than Rome.