|"Brett - We are not done with you, yet."|
Who can overlook the Atonement in the binding of Isaac. The only son is to be sacrificed, but God provides a substitute. The Angel of the Lord stops him and provides a ram instead, but refers to Abraham not withholding the son "from Me." Abraham is the example of faith throughout the Bible - in Genesis 15, Romans 4, Galatians, James, and Hebrews. When the Bible teaches justification by faith in one passage, the opposite is not taught elsewhere, whether a half-sentence later--compare Romans 4:25 to Romans 4:24, the earlier part never quoted by the UOJ Stormtroopers--or a testament later--Genesis 15 and Romans 3-5.
Those denominations that take a position against the Real Presence in the Lord's Supper are also against the divinity of Christ, because they are saying "God cannot do this." Eventually that position will create a Unitarian spirit in the denomination, as it has among many Lutherans today.
Those who oppose infant faith, and give me the stink-eye for being Lutheran, are implicitly rejects where Jesus said "Let the infants come to Me and do NOT forbid them. You must have their faith to enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Forbidding means rejecting from membership, and - what's this? Jesus is confirming infant faith because we must have a child-like faith to enter the Kingdom.
The denominations who promote marketing, gimmicks, methods, entertainment, and studies of data are saying, "Rely on the Word? That is never enough. Try our new program in soda and snack welcome carts at the door. It will drive attendance and market your church as one cool place. We have an extra module on soccer camps and sex sermons."
|ELCA is honest about Pastor Anita Hill.|
Give them that.
WELS-LCMS-ELS are liars extraordinaire.
At the National Level
The leaders are consistent at the national level too. If they deplore ELCA to their members but work with ELCA and train their own pastors with ELCA pastors, they really love and admire ELCA, no matter what the so-called conservative Lutherans say.
If they claim to abhor abortion - as they claim - and have no problems with ELCA's health plan, which pays for abortion on demand, the judgement is clear. They love abortion.
The Lutheran Synod Presidents wade through troughs of baby blood to ask for more grant money from Thrivent, a proud sponsor of Planned Parent for years. Objections to Thrivent funding meant dropping support for supposedly pro-life ministries. Really? How pro-life is it to beg for money from those who fund Planned Parenthood?
We know the conservative Lutherans have erased the Sixth Commandment from the tablets of stone. Polyfiller is so cheap today. They knew all about Marvin Schwan dumping his wife, the mother of his children, for his mistress. He laughed about it, and his first wife ended her own life in despair. But Marvin, even if he left a bunch of cygnets all over, was preached into heaven by three (3) synods at once.
So the ELC-LCMS-WELS leaders are consistent, and they ovine clergy and laity keep voting for them.
They celebrate their unity by embracing the Unitarianism of ELCA - in the name of grace.