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Monday, February 22, 2016

Luther on False Teachers as Peacocks

J-642.1
"The peacock is an image of heretics and fanatical spirits. For on the order of the peacock they, too, show themselves and strut about in their gifts, which never are outstanding. But if they could see their feet, that is the foundation of their doctrine, they would be stricken with terror, lower their crests, and humble themselves. To be sure, they, too, suffer from jealousy, because they cannot bear honest and true teachers. They want to be the whole show and want to put up with no one next to them. And they are immeasurably envious, as peacocks are. Finally, they have a raucous and unpleasant voice, that is, their doctrine is bitter and sad for afflicted and godly minds; for it casts consciences down more than it lifts them up and strengthens them."
What Luther Says, An Anthology, 3 vols., ed., Ewald Plass, St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1959, II, p. 642.


I was shocked that Father Larry Beane, LCMS, would explode in vulgarities and extremely personal insults on Facebook, then unfriend me.

I decided not to add more to the previous post, because those graphics heavy Facebook quotations get difficult to manage. However, I am always happy to make published comments even more public.

Imagine my surprise when I learned that some people own their own FB pages. That was new to me. I thought Facebook was a public website that provided space free so they could mine our information for ads they sell.

I thought discussions meant there were various positions to articulate, defend, or question. But that is never true with the Left, as I have witnessed many times.

UOJ, which I dared to question, using pixels owned by Father Beane, is a decidedly Left-wing position, a foundation for radicalism and Antinomianism (no Commandments).

Proof - the founder of the first gay Lutheran seminary - Seminex - came from WELS and advocated UOJ. He was also an apostate on Biblical inerrancy, so he was outted in WELS, then in Missouri, and finally settled in the ALC, pre-ELCA.

Seminex was the official seminary for the
all-gay Metropolitan Community Church.
The faculty members at Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago,
were controlled by the Seminex faction that moved to their campus.