|Ichabod, The Glory Has Departed|
Greg Jackson on Harrison’s Reelection
Forwarded from David Becker Sent: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 7:40 am
(From the blog of Gregory L. Jackson) The extent of Steadfast Lutheran cheerleading on the group blog was embarrassing. But that is why the group was set up, to promote Harrison agenda and buddies. Perhaps we will see another set of photos of McCain enjoying the furniture in the SP’s office.
|This Balrog is looking for treble.|
GJ - Name it not? That is a reference to Tolkien. When someone mentioned the Balrog, Gandalf said sternly, "Name it not!"
I find it amusing that people go out of their way to avoid naming the blog they clearly spend so much time reading.
Does Anyone Read the Augsburg Confession and the Apology?
Or Is This the Problem - Anyone from LCMS Trumps the Book of Concord.
Ordination on Lutherquest
David Becker on June 19 sent CN a notice which says in part: “4. The 1932 Brief Statement of the LCMS commented on the church and ministry issue, stating among other things, ‘Regarding ordination we teach that it is not a divine, but a commendable ecclesiastical ordinance. (Smalcald Articles. Triglot, p. 525, paragraph 70; M., p. 342.)’ Any statements I’ve made on that issue have been in agreement with that and other statements on the subject in the 1932 Brief Statement, which some bloggers claim is at variance with the Lutheran Confessions. Rev Rolf Preus seems to me to be calling the 1932 LCMS Brief Statement ‘radical’ on ordination.
10] Nor do we have another priesthood like the Levitical, 11] as the Epistle to the Hebrews sufficiently teaches. But if ordination be understood as applying to the ministry of the Word, we are not unwilling to call ordination a sacrament. For the ministry of the Word has God's command and glorious promises, Rom. 1:16: The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. Likewise, Is. 55:11: So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth; it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please. 12] If ordination be understood in this way, neither will we refuse to call the imposition of hands a sacrament. For the Church has the command to appoint ministers, which should be most pleasing to us, because we know that God approves this ministry, and is present in the ministry [that God will preach and work through men and those who have been chosen by men]. 13] And it is of advantage, so far as can be done, to adorn the ministry of the Word with every kind of praise against fanatical men, who dream that the Holy Ghost is given not through the Word, but because of certain preparations of their own, if they sit unoccupied and silent in obscure places, waiting for illumination, as the Enthusiasts formerly taught, and the Anabaptists now teach.