The year is half-done and Tim Glende has already posted 18 times on his slavishly imitation blog. All he did this time was copy a previous post, which fails to list the authors Schmid was quoting. How convenient.
The last post was exactly a month ago.
Left unsaid - has Glende ever read a Lutheran book? We all know that He. Studied. Greek. Pentecostals and Unitarians also study Greek.
WELS is an abusive sect known for bullying people.
When an attorney proved Glende was a lying plagiarist of false teachers like Craig Groeschel, Glende and his lapdog DP kicked the attorney out of WELS.
|We. Studied. Greek.|
That is a Greek NT open on my desk, 1973.
We know Glende got all his post-graduate ministry training from such luminaries as Andy Stanley (Babtist gay activist) and Marc Driscoll (quasi-Calvinist cussing pastor).
Glende really built up the Savoy, Illinois congregation! Can they afford to pay mileage for their supply pastor?
It is sad that Fox Valley, an area rich in Lutheran congregations, cannot find many Lutheran pastors to serve them with Biblical liturgy, the Confessions, and original hand-crafted Lutheran sermons. So feeble is the WELS' trust in the Word that they rely on the gimmicks of Enthusiasts.
Gimmicks get tiresome. I visit a bakery near Mrs. Ichabod's favorite jewelry supply store. That bakery has cream puffs of enormous size, wonderfully made by elves - I am sure. I had my last one the other week. As attractive as that sweet filling can be, a pound of it is a bit much, even for someone bakery-born and bakery-raised.
WELS and Missouri will find this out, to their dismay. Their "confessional" Synod Popes avert their eyes, pretending not to notice congregations playing the whore with Fuller, Trinity Divinity, Willow Creek and worse. All the gimmicks are sweet and enticing, but they yield nothing but unbelief in the end, because they start with unbelief.
The three Synod Popes should be around for the next anniversary of the Reformation 2017. That year will be a nightmare of reflection and horror as people look back at the self-willed destruction of the Lutheran Church. Many will have their Robert Schuller moments. Good ol' Bob will not even walk into the cathedral of ego he built near Disneyland and Fuller Seminary. It is a Catholic Cathedral now.
LPC has left a new comment on your post "Tim Glende Goes Medieval on Heinrich Schmid":
Fake Ichabod wrote a post bagging Schmid on predestination claiming the theologian was a synergist. Now a synergist is someone who believes that the human will cooperates with the Holy Spirit in salvation.
The Faker's post shows he is a master in missing the point and an expert in speaking from his behind when he charges Schmid of synergism. In that quote in his post we see no mention by Schmid about the human will. In fact Schmid's book shows he was not a synergist when he quoted Quensted approvingly. There he quoted Quensted...
QUEN. (IV, 281): "God is the principal efficient cause of saving faith. John 6: 29: Phil 1: 29. Hence~ ...and it is said to be of the operation of God, This shows that faith proceeds from God. who regenerates, and is not the product of our own will; it is not meritorious. It has its origin in grace, not in nature; it is adventitious, not hereditary; supernatural, not natural. That which, in respect to its commencement, its increase, and its completion, is from God, cannot depend upon our will and the powers of nature. But faith is of God in its commencement, Phil. 2: 13; 1:6; in its increase,
Mark 9: 24; Luke 17: 5; and in its completion, Phil. 1: 6; 2 Thess. 1:11. Therefore, etc." BR. (721) : ( The moving internal cause is the goodness of God, or His mercy and gratuitous favor (Phil. 1: 29); the external is the merit of Christ."
So the Faker is desperate in bagging those who expose their own Huberism.
Joel Lillo said...
Yeah, get ready for more Eskimo graphics because of the one time someone wrote "Inuitu" instead of "Intuitu." I think that joke wasn't funny the first 300 times he used it.