Luther summarized - The Chief Article of the Christian Religion is justification by faith, the master and prince, the lord, the ruler and the judge over all kinds of doctrines; upon this article all things depend which we teach and practice in opposition to the pope, the devil, and the whole world. (Quotations and citations below)
- We do not need to go much farther than to see that the proponents of Universal Objective Justification have turned the above concept upside-down and inside-out. They are by definition liars, like those who would call cyanide "food" and apples "poison."
- This Emmaus Conference is no attempt to deal with issues or clarify matters, because the speakers only want to enforce their crude propaganda. Therefore, only one side--UOJ-- will be presented. Based on previous experience, they will not even allow someone to dissent from their malignant dogma.
- Jay Webber and Jon Buchholz have never shown a capacity for study beyond earning their precious MDiv degrees. Neither one has contributed a micron to Lutheran doctrinal work. Buchholz has only dug himself deeper with his commitment to universal salvation.
- Their position never found a home in the Lutheran Church until the era of Pietism, when the spirit of rationalistic Calvinism took hold at Halle University.
- All their prime sources are from Pietism and some (not all) of the Synodical Conference leaders, who were reared in Pietism.
- CFW Walther only knew rationalistic training at Leipzig University or Pietism (his Bible study group, Halle style, his following of Kuhn, and his devotion to Martin Stephan, the adulterous and syphilitic leader of the Saxon Migration.) They brought cell groups to America.
- UOJ was not universally affirmed in the Synodical Conference, as shown by the original Gausewitz Catechism.
- UOJ was not taught everywhere in WELS. Papenfuss, of UOJ Kokomo fame, never heard of UOJ until seminary. Many old-timers, even Boomers, know that UOJ was not taught in WELS in their congregation - only justification by faith.
- UOJ was not taught in all places in the Missouri Synod, and it is certainly not now. One pastor told me he knew about 500 who did not bow the knee to this crackpot idea.
- Eduard Preuss is hailed as the justification genius, by Cascione and McCain quoting Robert Preus, but Robert Preus abandoned that position and put together excellent anti-UOJ quotations in Justification and Rome.
- Luther - UOJ expert? Really?
Luther on Justification
Luther went as far as claiming that if one did not believe the correct teaching, one was not even a Christian! Luther viewed justification as the very foundation of the Church. It was “the master and prince, the lord, the ruler and the judge over all kinds of doctrines;” “upon this article all things depend which we teach and practice in opposition to the pope, the devil, and the whole world.
 Weimar Ausgabe, 39, I, 205, Promotionsdisputation von Paladins und Tüemann, June 1,
1537. qtd in “Justification and Eschatology in Luther's Thought” by George Wolfgang Forell.
 Triglot Concordia: The Symbolic Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, German-Latin-English, The Smalcald Articles 2.1.5
|Leyser was an editor of the Book of Concord|
and an expert on justification.
He spanked Huber - the first promoter
of UOJ in Lutherdom. And they kicked him out.
Luther, from his Galatians commentary:
- VERSE 11. But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
|Rambach was 100% Pietist, 100% UOJ.|
What Luther Says, ed. Plass, 3 vols, II, p. 702. W 33, 82. E 57, 298. SL 7, 2252.
|Looking for UOJ here. Oops.|
|Trying hard to find a UOJ quotation among the Lutherans,|
before Pietism. Coming up dry, Jon and Jay.