The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord
III. The Righteousness of Faith
6] This article concerning justification by faith (as the Apology says) is the chief article in the entire Christian doctrine, without which no poor conscience can have any firm consolation, or can truly know the riches of the grace of Christ, as Dr. Luther also has written: If this only article remains pure on the battlefield, the Christian Church also remains pure, and in goodly harmony and without any sects; but if it does not remain pure, it is not possible that any error or fanatical spirit can be resisted.
GJ - Note, if you graduated from seminary with your soul velcroed to UOJ, you have been deceived, misled, and turned into a little pup wolf.
That also means you were so beer-soaked and partied out that you never read the Bible, the Book of Concord, or the Dummies Guide to Martin Luther. You should be driven out of town, baited with dogs, and pelted with manure, as the Large Catechism rightly teaches.
Martin Luther - Large Catechism - Book of Concord
13] And shall we frivolously despise such power, profit, strength, and fruit-we, especially, who claim to be pastors and preachers? If so, we should not only have nothing given us to eat, but be driven out, being baited with dogs, and pelted with dung, because we not only need all this every day as we need our daily bread, but must also daily use it against the daily and unabated attacks and lurking of the devil, the master of a thousand arts.