The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Monday, February 22, 2016

Luther on False Teachers as Peacocks

"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.