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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Anonymous "Sad and Frustrated" Gives Away His Hostility and Dishonesty

Sure, Anonymous.
Matthew 18 and the Eighth Commandment.
Have you applied the same to your worm's-eye view of WELS Documented?

I was not even thinking of the Techlin case specifically. I was thinking of the dozens of topics already brought up on this forum. As I asked in my first post, can you document any real positive result this blog has had? 

[GJ - I think this is the same person who sent hostile comments laced with sanctimonious Biblical quotations that only underlined his absurd point of view. Since this character does not want to reveal his name, I will assume it is the same Pietistic synod-minder.

Anonymous anonymously demands a single "positive result" of the WELS Documented Blog. I have seen many already. For anyone interested, the editors have gathered, verbatim, a lot of content from around the synod. Does anyone else do this? No. And they link everything besides.

They also list and link a variety of blogs, which is always handy.

Stalin is dead, so there is no reason to resurrect him. Tis not a sin to discuss issues in a free country. Poor Anonymous thinks discussion is a sin, so he disagrees with the Apostle Paul and all the Apostles, who discussed issues in their own time.

I thought Anonymous, who quotes Scripture so selectively and deceitfully, was aware of this.

1 Corinthians 11:18  For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Acts 15 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

No less an icon than CFW Walther, B.A., wrote The Sheep Judge Their Shepherds. Has Anonymous never read this sermon? I think not. He is too busy tithing mint and cumin, Matthew 23:23.]

You can try to moderate all you want, but a half-truth or lie spoken in a nice way will still get past you. And you, like many others, have no way of determining the truth.

[GJ - Who appointed this bloke to judge on his own, anonymously, stealthily? Was he ordained to flog the blogs?]

You also missed my point about the hypothetical member leaving because of a loss of confidence in the pastor. That was hypothetical. I was asking how you can rest knowing that this blog may do the same thing in regard to how people view their synod.

[GJ - The sheep should judge the shepherds - and the synods as well. Walther was quite generous in his criticism of everyone and every synod. But Anonymous knows better.]

Your example of the benefits of speaking personally to the pastor also proves my point. The people discussing various "injustices" and bad decisions and improper behavior here on this blog are doing anything but talking to the very people who offended them. The format makes it easy to avoid doing what it right.

[GJ - I will cite Anonymous as my reason to avoid sitting down with him, holding his hand, and telling him his sins. Did he do that or did toss stink bombs?

Perhaps, enchanted by his shrine to Holy Mother Sect, he has not heard how often people have used all the proper channels, written letters, met with others - yea even the Synod President, as Walther would say - without any good effect. Ask the Intrepids. Ask Rick Techlin. Ask me. No, Anonymous would never ask me about Stolzenburg's unholy alliance with Webber, his ability to be colloquized without even being a member of WELS, his defenestration from the LCMS, the lawsuit against him. Nor would Anonymous ask how many talked and wrote to WELS leaders about Fuller dogmas forced upon them, the deaf ears, the blind eyes, the Left Foot of Fellowship extended in love.]

Maybe an answer to your last question can be found in Scripture: Proverbs 26:20 "For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases." I'm afraid blogs like this are what provides the wood.

[GJ - No, pious scorn-master. Self-righteous prigs like you provide endless fodder for ceaseless and useless disputes, because the synod-minders are experts in avoiding the real issues.]

Or this: 1 Timothy 5:13 "Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house [or blog to blog], and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

[GJ - That is the role of synod-minders, making sure nothing worthwhile is tolerated for a moment.]

Or this: Proverbs 6:16-19 "There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers."

[GJ - There you go again, Pharisee of the Pharisees. Did you confront the Holy Mother WELS about Tabor murdering his wife via his mistress, Al Just murdering his, WELS lying and covering up both, even defending Just at his farce of a trial? Did you speak to the Schwan people about his abandonment of his wife and her subsequent death? Do you sit down with Mark Schroeder and speak to him about Joel Hochmuth's felonies?]

Or this: Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

In the end, you don't get it. You are doing damage. You are hurting people. Yes, you are hurting, not helping, your synod, flawed as it is.

[GJ - So true of you, Anonymous. You have not posted anything worthwhile in your screeds, which are like bird droppings on a windshield, annoying and messy. When the next child is abused, the next seminarian molested by his fellow students, the next girl or woman used by the WELS pastors who consider them their own, you will be there, wagging your crooked finger at the victim, blaming the assaulted, exonerating the criminal, and praising Holy Mother Sect.]

Sad and frustrated

[GJ - I will happily provide additional commentary, facts, and examples, whether Anonymous comes out of the closet or continues to hide among the nighties.]

Waiting for it in the next comment.