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
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek
7 PM CDT

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

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com 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
WWG1WGA

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


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

From 2010 - Two Good Reasons To Study Justification

Drama queens think it harmful to discuss doctrine and practice in the open.


I.
Justification by faith needs to be discussed at great length, in the open, because false teachers have obscured this teaching for many decades. An open discussion is divisive - it divides the sheep from the goats.

II.
Doctrinal discussions keep us sharp about what we believe, and they drive us back to the Scriptures. The Pietists want love to be the basis for unity, but that formula creates doctrinal indifference, unionism, and apostasy. The goal of love at the expense of the truth is the ultimate destroyer. As one historian noted on the phone, the pattern has been clear for centuries - Pietism, Rationalism, Unitarianism.

Columbus, Ohio was my post-doc in theology. The clergy kept defending Church Growth and I kept studying Luther and the Book of Concord.