|"Naow I realize - WELS is anti-Law|
and legalistic at the same time!"
Doug Lindee, Intrepid Lutherans:
If the truth be told, however, we started this practice of home worship years before finally leaving the WELS. We began to notice that there was a consistent dearth of Law in the preaching and teaching, not only of Faith Church, but in every WELS church we visited. The emphasis on the Gospel was so smothering that the Law, if present at all, was virtually indiscernible. While both of us had grown up within pop-church Evanglicalism and among confessing Pietists, were fully acquainted with the Law, and personally found Law-less Gospel preaching a sufficient (and welcome) balance to the smotheringly Gospel-less Law preaching we had been reared with, the impact on our children, who, over a decade had only become familiar with the Gospel, was unmistakably negative. Having literally no acquaintance with the Law, they failed to place any real significance on the Gospel, taking for granted that they were already forgiven and righteous regardless of what they do, as if they were entitled to it. The result was behaviour issues of various kinds, a general disregard for God’s Word, and a failure to respond to correction which was drawn from it. We appealed at various times to our WELS pastors for more Law in their preaching, so that there would be a more discernible balance between Law and Gospel, but when our requests were dismissed – sometimes with ridicule for being “lovers of the Law” – we realized that there would be no changing their nearly Law-less Gospel preaching.
|Conventional WELS wisdom,|
from Jeff Schone, an icon of men's fashion in Lower Slobovia.
GJ - More people are realizing the inherently corrupt nature of the WELS sect, since
- Bishop Martin Stephan was hauled into court
- for sexual deviancy (young women) and financial issues,
- Put under house arrest
- Found officers posted in his home, and
|Why do the bright, sincere, well read people|
keep leaving WELS?
|Fox Valley WELS really hates this graphic,|
so they try messing with it on the blog.
I know how they do that, so here it is again.
|If your dogma is rank,|
count on Zank,
endorsed by Joel Lillo.