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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Warning - Graphic Content Ahead.
Reasons To Teach Justification by Faith.
Boycott the Emmaus Conference

Emmaus Conference I -
Jesus taught the disciples to believe in Him.
Where did He say they born "born forgiven"?

  1. Jesus taught justification by faith in Him. That is clear throughout the Gospels, but especially in the Fourth Gospel, written by the disciple Jesus loved. "These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." John 20:31
  2. The Gospel clearly distinguishes between believers and unbelievers. "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:36
  3. Paul devoted Romans 4 to comparing Abraham being justified by faith to our status before God. "But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead." Romans 4:24
  4. Chapter 4 of Romans climaxes with Romans 5:1-2. "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
  5. Justification only means "justification by faith" in the New Testament. Even the UOJ Stormtroopers concede that.
  6. If the Bible teaches justification without faith anywhere, as the UOJ Enthusiasts hope and pray, then the Bible contradicts itself hundreds if not thousands of times.
  7. If the Scriptures ever teach justification without faith, there are two justifications and not one, which is absurd.
  8. If a single soul is justified without the Word, without the Means of Grace, the Holy Spirit is as volatile and capricious as the Calvinists imagine.
  9. Luther never taught UOJ, but taught justification by faith as the Chief Article of Christianity.
  10. Melanchthon wrote simple and yet elegant statements about justification by faith.
  11. Martin Chemnitz studied under Luther and Melanchthon. He also taught justification by faith, serving as senior editor of the Book of Concord and the Formula of Concord.
  12. Polycarp Leyser, an editor of the Book of Concord, led the attack against Samuel Huber, a Wittenberg theologian (former Calvinist - note) who began raving against justification by faith. And yet the UOJists disavow Huber, citing CFW Walther as their authority! That settles it for the Walther-worship gang.
  13. J. Gerhard, who completed Chemnitz' Harmony of the Gospels, clearly taught justification by faith. Gerhard was a genius known for his timeless defense of the Christian faith, against the Roman Catholics and Calvinists.
  14. Quenstedt unhinged UOJ in one clear statement, quoted by Robert Preus.
  15. Calov, often claimed--without proof--by the UOJ Enthusiasts, defined justification by faith clearly, removing any wiggle room for the errorists of his day and ours.
  16. Gausewitz was trusted to be the Synodical Conference president, and he produced a catechism that taught justification by faith. The SynCons have thrown him under the bus, forgotten him, and given his old parish to an idiot who went to Fuller Seminary and mocks the efficacy of the Word.
  17. Dr. Robert Preus did teach UOJ in 1987 and quoted Edward Preuss with approval, but his last book--badly edited by two of his sons--argued against UOJ, citing such orthodox theologians as Quenstedt (one of his favorites) and Calov.

The UOJists are such bold liars that they
claim their dogma is the Chief Article!

Robert Preus loved Quenstedt's precise language.
He told one audience he wanted to name a son Quenstedt.

Unlike the typical seminary professor,
Robert Preus continued to study and grow,
finally getting past his Norwegian Pietism
and teaching the truth about justification by faith.
He supported the Church Growth Movement too, earlier;
does anyone want to claim that in the name of Robert Preus? Hmmm?