|Would the originator of the Book of Concord|
have something worthwhile to teach us about justification?
Oh - WELS laughs at the Confessions, too.
Brett Meyer has left a new comment on your post "My Hometown Gets Wild Animal Scares Going Every Fe...":
Pastor Joel Lillo, the humor I refer to is self evident. The humor you find in my posts exposing the false gospel of Universal Justification is baseless.
In fact your own statement exposes the fraud and your poor grasp of what your chief article teaches. Per your own doctrine - Universal Justification is not received through faith. Faith does nothing but receive the BENEFIT of already being justified, forgiven all sin, along with the whole unbelieving world. Therefore apostate Lutherans confess that men are justified by grace alone and are saved by faith alone - men are not justified by faith alone. It is the natural and satanic influence of man's rational mind which believes Christ's faith is a work attributable to man.
(W)ELS' own Siegbert W. Becker put it this way - ""Faith does nothing more than accept the forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel. It is not a condition we must fulfill before we can be forgiven. It is not a cause of forgiveness on account of which God forgives us. The forgiveness comes first. Faith is merely the response to the message. God says to us, “Your sins are forgiven.” This is objective justification, and God’s message to us is true whether we believe it or not. Faith makes God’s message its own and says, “My sins are forgiven.” This is subjective justification. The whole doctrine is just as simple as that." Page 12, The Place of Faith
Truly pathetic, you do not even grasp the basic tenets of the chief doctrine of your faithless faith.
GJ - WELS compares Sig Becker to Luther and see the contrast - Luther must be wrong.
WELS compares Lenski to Sig Becker - Lenski must be wrong.
WELS does not compare Melanchthon, because there is no interest in the author of the Augsburg Confession and the Apology.
WELS and Missouri adore the early Robert Preus, when he was sponsoring Church Growth at Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne, but they do not respond to these quotations from his last book, even though his UOJ sons edited the book.
WELS and others were all over Calov and Quenstedt, when they thought the two champions of orthodoxy could be be wrestled into the UOJ corral and hog-tied there. But now - nevermind.