The new issue of Christian News is a nostalgia tour, wrapped around the synod convention, which took place in the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.
Many will be relieved that this is another issue free from any mention of this blog or its author. Although Herman Otten received a free copy of Thy Strong Word a long time ago, when the Amazon edition first came out, no mention has been made of TSW.
|When these crypto-Romanists get out of their fancy robes,|
they sound like brawlers at a blue collar bar, but with less charm.
Of course, one must buy the collected works of Marquart or CFW Walther. Neither one taught the Biblical Justification by Faith. Luther did, but he is a minor figure in Christian News.
As I wrote before, one LCMS District President did not wear his hobnail boots to schtomp an advocate of Justification by Faith, simply because the Missouri Synod does not teach it. The Stormtroopers of UOJ persuasion make their cause sound like the universal witness of all the Lutheran saints, but their roots only go back to Halle Pietism.
Exceptions to their UOJ fever can be found in
- Concordia Publishing House catechisms,
- The history of the LCMS.
- Luther's Works (CPH),
- Robin Leaver (CPH),
- The works of Chemnitz and Gerhard (CPH), and
- Naturally in the Scriptures, even in the notorious New NIV.
|That is as deep as the LCMS gets.|
|Dr. Ben Dover is ready for your exam.|
|Was Kent channeling C. Peter Wagner or Waldo Werning|
when he solemnly declared this Church Growth bromide?
His delusions have nothing to do with the Scriptures or Confessions,
so the COP loved his work.
Nothing is going to grow on the weed of Pietism. Weeds are sterile. They produce more weeds no matter what the weather. Drought - love it. Rainy - love it. However, no one wants what weeds produce.