|When Paul McCain was not stealing stuff from The Catholic Encyclopedia|
and his friend's blogs - without citations or quotation marks -
he was slipping in gems like this saint being nursed by a Virgin Mary statue.
Some Photoshop details have been added.
When a reader began to ask me about the hymn I just quoted, I could not believe that the LCMS erased Luther's great Reformation hymn from its money-maker - Lutheran Service Book.
Paul McCain's Eastern Orthodox pal helped with that book, as a Missouri pastor, then joined the EO. McCain feigned outrage.
Why were they allowed to get away with this travesty? Note the WELS CW has it but has toned it down, as it has the great Selnecker hymn and the ambiguous The Church's One Foundation.
I have written on this before, so I encourage laity to compare and contrast with The Lutheran Hymnal (boo hiss - has thees and thous and no feminist language).
by Martin Luther, 1483-1546
And let Thy pity waken:
How few are we within Thy Fold,
Thy saints by men forsaken!
True faith seems quenched on every hand,
Men suffer not Thy Word to stand;
Dark times have us o'ertaken.
Thy truth they have confounded;
Their hearts are not with one consent
On Thy pure doctrine grounded.
While they parade with outward show,
They lead the people to and fro,
In error's maze astounded.
And of false teachers rid us
Who proudly say: "Now, where is he
That shall our speech forbid us?
By right or might we shall prevail;
What we determine cannot fail;
We own no lord and master."
The poor My help are needing;
To Me ascend My people's cries,
And I have heard their pleading.
For them My saving Word shall fight
And fearlessly and sharply smite,
The poor with might defending."
From all adulteration,
So through God's Word shall men endure
Each trial and temptation.
Its light beams brighter through the cross,
And, purified from human dross,
It shines through every nation.
This evil generation;
And from the error of their way
Keep Thine own congregation.
The wicked everywhere abound
And would Thy little flock confound;
But Thou art our Salvation.
|Funding Planned Parenthood abortions - for years, through Thrivent.|
False Doctrine Tolerated
God Punishes Ingratitude by Allowing False Teachers
"In the second place such teachers are disposed to bring the people into downright bondage and to bind their conscience by forcing laws upon them and teaching works-righteousness. The effect is that fear impels them to do what has been pounded into them, as if they were bondslaves, while their teachers command fear and attention. But the true teachers, they who give us freedom of conscience and create us lords, we soon forget, even despise. The dominion of false teachers is willingly tolerated and patiently endured; indeed, it is given high repute. All those conditions are punishments sent by God upon them who do not receive the Gospel with love and gratitude."
Sermons of Martin Luther, 8 vols., ed., John Nicholas Lenker, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983, VII, p. 111. Second Sunday in Lent. 2 Corinthians 11:19-33; 12:1-9. John 5:43.
False Teachers Flay Disciples to Bone
Avarice in False Teachers
They Lord It Over Us