Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The mockery of the gospel continues. Jackson has posted another Hitler parody.
Brett Meyer has left a new comment on your post "Hitler Wants an Easter Egg Hunt and Live Bunnies":
The New Age Emergent Lutheran clergy running the anti-Ichabod blogsite are contending that Luther promoted UOJ in their recent post.
This quote is along the same lines as their abuse of Luther's Confessional teaching regarding the efficacy of the Office of the Keys. They fail to explain how their false gospel of UOJ eliminates the Key to Retain sin. What sins can be retained, according to their central doctrine of UOJ, that God hasn't forgiven them for? In fact UOJ has God declaring the whole unbelieving world righteous. Righteous! The sin of unbelief cannot adhere to the unbelieving world if God declares them righteous. UOJ teaches that God has declared and now sees the world's crimson rags as being as white as snow - righteous. This is Universalism because when individuals have what Jesus has - they are saved eternally and according to UOJ they've been declared by the Almighty God to be this way regardless of whether they believe it or not.
Tied to this is one of the multitude of contradictions that UOJ teaches which is that God forgave the whole unbelieving world all of their sins, declared them justified (forgiven of all sin) and righteous. So why do they go to Hell if they don't believe it? UOJ teaches that they go to Hell because of unbelief - not believing that God has declared them sinless, justified and righteous.
So either Christ did not pay for the sin of unbelief or God refuses to forgive anyone guilty of that sin. BUT EVERYONE WAS BORN GUILTY OF THE SIN OF UNBELIEF. No one believed in Christ or their new false gospel of UOJ when they were born. So then is UOJ prepared to admit that everyone is going to Hell. Is their precious false gospel of abounding rational comfort really a heinous joke where they sugar coat the horrific truth that Christ didn't pay for the one sin everyone is guilty of.
Contrary to UOJ, Scripture teaches that God's wrath remains on all those who do not believe in Christ as the One who paid for their sins. They remain under His wrath and divine judgement. But to all those who repent and believe on Christ by the gracious work of the Holy Ghost through the Means of Grace, Word and Sacrament, God forgives all their sin even the sin of unbelief and they are instantaneously justified, declared righteous in Christ and saved eternally.
Let the maggots fight over the carrion of UOJ - we have been given the beautiful feast of Christ's pure Gospel of the forgiveness of sins given solely through the Means of Grace which is perfectly harmonious with all of Scripture. Praise be to God alone who gives us the victory over sin, death and the power of the Devil - both in this world and that which is to come.