|The Chief Article is Justification by Faith -|
as endorsed by Luther, Melanchthon, and Chemnitz.
The Chief Article of Christianity is not The Church but Justification by Faith. Jesus did not say the Holy Spirit would convict the world of sin - about Church Polity, because they have not episcopal government - but about unbelief, because "they believe not on Me."
One LCMS graduate of Ft. Wayne wrote me that Eastern Orthodoxy is "just a different polity." Oh?
I know Ft. Wayne filled the heads of its students with a great love for Eastern Orthodoxy, perhaps as a substitute for knowing nothing about Lutheran doctrine.
Lutherans have too much love for their Holy Mother Sect, infallible and indefectible, and too little for the Word that brings Christ to us. As a result they spend an enormous amount of time teaching that their sect is perfect while all others are terrible.
One sign of the Holy Mother Sect syndrome is an overwhelming fear that "you have hurt the image of our Church."
I received a letter from the Church of the Lutheran Confession (sic) stating that I showed contempt for their convention resolutions. I was doing my best to hide my contempt. They were so unfair. Haha.
Look at the leading description for ELDONA -