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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Should I Stop Teaching the Non-Lutherans in the Synodical Conference?

Jack Cascione quoted this with approval, as Robert Preus once did, to prove to everyone that Preus taught UOJ.
My point was clear - Preus once taught UOJ but rejected the dogma in Justification and Rome.

Two things are clear:

  1. The LCMS, WELS, and ELS will continue to make justification without faith their central dogma. 
  2. They will tell any lie to disguise what they really believe, teach, and confess.
The Appleton plagiarists are terribly offended that I teach non-Lutherans in graduate school - actually at two different graduate schools. I have taught world religion over 60 times - to Mormons, Catholics, and "an ordained pagan Egyptian priestess."

The so-called Lutherans could have hired me to teach in their institutions of higher education. I am more qualified than most of their faculties. That is the beauty of the parochial system - someone with the right family connections can be hired to teach at a college or seminary, without any credentials. The current ELS pope, John Moldstad, was hired to teach New Testament without having a bachelor's degree. Larry Olson calls himself "Dr." by virtue of a drive-by D.Min. from Fuller Seminary. Jay Webber was "rector" of the Marvin Schwan UOJ Gospel Lighthouse. Roger Kovaciny, who claimed to be a founder of Church Growth in WELS, served on the faculty, as the Floyd Stolzenburg Professor of Church Growth.

Not one of these men is qualified to teach as an adjunct professor anywhere else but their little parochial schools.

Tim Glende argued that he was infallible by virtue of his EIGHT STRAIGHT YEARS OF EDUCATION, when he was in the process of excommunicating Rick Techlin. Did I mention - TIM STUDIED GREEK!

The solution to the Appleton offense would be to hire me to teach at Martin Luther College, Bethany College, The Sausage Factory, or The Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie. Why didn't they? John Brenner had to take a year of remedial education before he could be admitted to the UW graduate program - after he was hired to teach at Mequon. Brug has a doctorate in Hebrew, so they gave him the yellowed lecture notes of J. P. Meyer and made him dogmatics professor too. That would never happen at an accredited school, where people have to be formally trained in the discipline they teach.

Apart from studying at Fuller Seminary, Bivens and Valleskey had no other education beyond their seminary program. The same could be said for many of the pivotal positions in the WELS and ELS. The most unifying educational factor in the WELS, ELS, and LCMS is study at Fuller Seminary. That is also the best way to get promoted.

Infallible synod popes - Harrison, Schroeder, Moldstad.
Justification by faith offends them.

Lutheran Doctrine Professor, Synodical Conference
My role is to teach the non-Lutherans of the Synodical Conference, a much bigger challenge than teaching Lutheran doctrine at online universities, where the students respect the professors. They thank me for posting Gerhardt hymns, for quoting Luther, for emphasizing the efficacy of the Word.

Lutherans need to admit to themselves that SP Harrison, SP Schroeder, and SP Moldstad are not Lutheran. All three men reject justification by faith, no matter what they protest to cover their tracks. They have no concept of the efficacy of the Word, so they do not trust God's Word to accomplish His will - contrary to Isaiah 55 and many other passages.

Harrison, Schroeder, and Moldstad are unable to teach the Means of Grace, although they may toy with the words from time to time. So does the real Pope in Rome. Roman Catholics teach the Means of Grace, but read the fine print. The three Synod Popes are just bad imitations of Holy Father Antichrist. They are the little Antichrists of Scripture, aiding and abetting, small potatoes.

Discipline for Harrison, Schroeder, and Moldstad does not mean condemning impenitent sinners and false teachers, but condemning and expelling those who question their infallibility.

What did Harrison do when it was proven that LCMS District Presidents put a known sex offender into the pastoral office and kept him there to rape again? Harrison silenced his robotic followers - and they fell into stupefied silence, content to let more sex offenders have their way in the ministerial office. Will Harrson back the lawsuit of the Pennsylvania victim of child abuse? The man has an eye-witness who saw it happen, but that witness is a famous professor. Missouri's policy is to destroy evidence, as the lawsuit points out.

Will Missouri, WELS, and the ELS give back their Marvin Schwan indulgence commissions, since they know the truth about his "Scriptural divorce"? No, their hands are stretched out for more.

Short version - make up whatever you want, because the Confessions approve!


The charge of being anti-Christian and specifically the charge of being an Antichrist made to those who act contrary to Christ while declaring they do it by his authority is very serious.  I agree with Pastor Jackson that the title of Antichrist not only applies to the anti-Christian Pope but also to those in the Lutheran Synods who declare the false gospel of Universal Objective Justification, UOJ (aka: Objective Justification or General Justification).  There cannot be a more heinous crime in the church than to pervert the central and chief article of Christian faith – the doctrine by which a person, if faithfully believed, instantaneously receives Christ’s righteousness for the forgiveness of all sin (which is justification), is adopted as God’s child and is saved eternally.  This same doctrine if believed and confessed contrary to Scripture separates a person from Christ and thereby remains under God’s wrath and condemnation over sin, and does not obtain Christ as Mediator through faith alone.  All doctrine, churches, denominations and people stand or fall by their confession of this chief and central Christian doctrine.  Uncorrected errors in doctrine and practice are a fruit of confessing trust in the false gospel of UOJ.  Defense of false doctrine and practice is an absence of the Holy Spirit in those who reject His faith, worked solely through the Means of Grace, which clings to Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and salvation.  Apathy concerning the outward expressions of false doctrine and practice is a significant trait of laity who, having been fed putrid doctrines taught by false teachers, are exchanging their Baptismal faith in Christ for the false comfort of group think, Synod worship and the theology of glory.  Fortunately, the defense of false doctrine and practice by the equally false teachers in the Lutheran Synods comes at a price.  They are incorrigibly contradictory in their speech concerning the Word of God.  It is the Holy Spirit alone who works faithfulness and clarity of thought and speech in faithful Christians.  Having rejected the Holy Spirit’s faith, UOJists lack the guidance of the Holy Spirit and instead become puppets for their father below and are unable to remain consistent and faithful to Scripture and the Christian Lutheran Confessions.  Below I quote from the Confessions that the forgiveness of sins is only declared and imputed to those with faith in Christ alone.  The (W)ELS quotes show the depth of Scriptural depravity that the Lutheran Synods have traveled in their journey into apostasy.

“10] These treasures are offered us by the Holy Ghost in the promise of the holy Gospel; and faith alone is the only means by which we lay hold upon, accept, and apply, and appropriate them to ourselves. 11] This faith is a gift of God, by which we truly learn to know Christ, our Redeemer, in the Word of the Gospel, and trust in Him, that for the sake of His obedience alone we have the forgiveness of sins by grace, are regarded as godly and righteous by God the father, and are eternally saved. 12] Therefore it is considered and understood to be the same thing when Paul says that we are justified by faith, Rom. 3, 28, or that faith is counted to us for righteousness, Rom. 4, 5, and when he says that we are made righteous by the obedience of One, Rom. 5, 19, or that by the righteousness of One justification of faith came to all men, Rom. 5, 18. 13] For faith justifies, not for this cause and reason that it is so good a work and so fair a virtue, but because it lays hold of and accepts the merit of Christ in the promise of the holy Gospel; for this must be applied and appropriated to us by faith, if we are to be justified thereby. 14] Therefore the righteousness which is imputed to faith or to the believer out of pure grace is the obedience, suffering, and resurrection of Christ, since He has made satisfaction for us to the Law, and paid for [expiated] our sins. 15] For since Christ is not man alone, but God and man in one undivided person, He was as little subject to the Law, because He is the Lord of the Law, as He had to suffer and die as far as His person is concerned. For this reason, then, His obedience, not only in suffering and dying, but also in this, that He in our stead was voluntarily made under the Law, and fulfilled it by this obedience, is imputed to us for righteousness, so that, on account of this complete obedience, which He rendered His heavenly Father for
us, by doing and suffering, in living and dying, God forgives our sins, regards us as godly and righteous, and eternally saves us. 16] This righteousness is offered us by the Holy Ghost through the Gospel and in the Sacraments,<b> and is applied, appropriated, and received through faith</b>, whence believers have reconciliation with God, forgiveness of sins, the grace of God sonship, and heirship of eternal life. 17] Accordingly, the word justify here means to declare righteous and free from sins, and to absolve one from eternal punishment for the sake of Christ's righteousness, which is imputed by God to faith, Phil. 3, 9. For this use and understanding of this word is common in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament. Prov. 17, 15: He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. Is. 5, 23: Woe unto them which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Rom. 8, 33: Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth, that is, absolves from sins and acquits.”

AAC That We Obtain The Remission of Sins By Faith Alone In Christ, "80] The wrath of God cannot be appeased if we set against it our own works, because Christ has been set forth as a Propitiator, so that, for his sake, the Father may become reconciled to us. But Christ is not apprehended as a Mediator except by faith. Therefore, by faith alone we obtain remission of sins when we comfort our hearts with confidence in the mercy promised for Christ's sake."

The following are self indicting statements from (W)ELS District President Jon Buchholz given and approved at the 2005 WELS Convention.  Note how they declare a doctrine contrary to the Christian Confessions and are immediately contradict what was previously stated.

Buchholz, “In each example, the mark of heresy is to go as far as Scripture goes—and then to go one step further”.  P.7

"God has forgiven the whole world. God has forgiven everyone his sins." This statement is absolutely true! This is the heart of the gospel, and it must be preached and taught as the foundation of our faith. <b>But here’s where the caveat comes in: In Scripture, the word "forgive" is used almost exclusively in a personal, not a universal sense. The Bible doesn’t make the statement, "God has forgiven the world</b>."  p. 7

"God has forgiven all sins, but the unbeliever rejects God’s forgiveness." Again, this statement is true—and Luther employed similar terminology to press the point of Christ’s completed work of salvation.16 <b>But we must also recognize that Scripture doesn’t speak this way</b>."  p.8

"God has declared the entire world righteous." This statement is true, as we understand it to mean that God has rendered a verdict of "not-guilty" toward the entire world. It is also true—and must be taught—that the righteousness of Christ now stands in place of the world’s sin; this is the whole point of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. <b>However, once again we’re wresting a term out of its usual context. In Scripture the term "righteous" usually refers to believers</b>. "  p. 9

And in his June 2012 Emmanuel Church newsletter he makes this statement, “Our unity centers in our connection to Jesus Christ, our one Savior.  We are united by complete agreement in our teaching.  We are united in God’s Word and in complete agreement with everything it says. We hold unswervingly to God’s teaching in the Holy Bible as the only reliable, unchanging source of truth.  We do not wish to depart one iota from what God says.

(W)ELS quotes promoting UOJ in Mark Zarling’s paper, Stand in Awe of Justification. (former WELS MLC president)
“the glorious Gospel: In Jesus, God has declared the entire world righteous and forgiven, irregardless of whether or not the world believes it. Such is the jewel described by objective, universal, or general justification.” Page 2

Quoting Permit Stoeckhardt, “If God has already in Christ justified all men and forgiven their sins, then I also in Christ have a gracious God and the forgiveness of all my sins.” Page 5 “Irregardless of man's faith, God declares the world just.” Page 6

“Our salvation is an accomplished fact. It is done. It is finished. The resurrection is the proof that God has declared the sinners justified!” Page 6

“Faith does nothing more than receive the forgiveness which is offered in the Gospel. It is not a condition we fulfill nor is it a cause of forgiveness. We are already forgiven.” Page 7

“Simply present Law and Gospel. Warn sinners that unbelief damns, and rejection of Christ will bring eternal torment. Then comfort them with the glorious objective reality that all sins are already forgiven in Christ.” Page 7


From Pastor Nathan Bickel:

Dr. Jackson,

Count it God's blessing that you were never asked or called to teach higher education in Lutheran synodical schools. [Else if it had turned out for you, as such, Lutheran UOJ (universal objective justification) inbreeding may have taken its toll upon you, also] 

The good Lord apparently had other plans for you, - that being, teaching heathen and non-Lutherans. Despised in Lutheran circles as you must be, should be no shame [for you]. Rather, it is the mark of the suffering Christ. Did He not say:

"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." - Luke 6:26

Dr. Jackson - be content with the prophetic ministry the Lord has apparently laid upon your Arkansas backwoods [often rejected] lap......

Nathan M. Bickel - pastor emeritus