|All opinions agreeing with the NNIV are welcome.|
The rest get the Left Foot of Fellowship.
Intrepid Lutherans - WELS Going All Out for the New NIV
I came to WELS two years ago with such high hopes. Here seemed to be a denomination that was still holding strong. After previous heartbreaks when churches that I attended fell, I wanted so much for WELS to be what it presents itself to be. Yet there seems to be such a "my country right or left" attitude as per George Orwell. I've taken now to holding back my (educated) suggestions and concerns about practices which are concerning. Questioning in WELS seems to be taboo.
How can any group be healthy if everything is swept under the rug? Aren't we strengthened by questioning one another? (Proverbs 27.17)
About a year ago the subject of the hymnal came up in a WELS bible study. The young leader (not the pastor) said, "The hymnal committee has said that the NIV 2011 is substantively the same as the NIV 1984. There's no reason why we shouldn't use it." I raised some questions and provided some details as to why this wasn't the case. No response was forthcoming. Most troubling was the response of the class which seemed to have never heard of the NIV 2011, or the fact that the NIV 1984 was taken off the market.
How different are we from the Roman Catholic Church if the people are considered a separate, ignorant class trained to defer all matters of the faith to the privileged elite? This is not something Luther would applaud.
Intrepid Lutherans, you've made me so sad with this post. But thanks for keeping the information flowing.
|You like the New KJV?|
Read my foot.
|Anyone who takes WELS seriously|
has not paid attention to the plagiarizing beer buddies,
Ski and Glende,
and their guru Mark Jeske.