Ichabod explores the Age of Apostasy, predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, with an emphasis on UOJ, Church Growth, and Emergent Church heresies. The antidote to these poisons is trusting the efficacious Word in the Means of Grace. John 16:8. Most readers are WELS, LCMS, ELS, or ELCA. This blog also covers the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the mainline denominations.
You hit the "WELS
Hazing & Bullying" expose out of the park. Spot on. I still remember the
"Fuchs Code" all these years later from Martin Luther Academy:
"I a poor, humble
freshman of the lowest form of mass, beg pardon of this man of the noble Junior
(or X) class. I bow to thee in honour, and beg thy pardon please, that thou my
noble conqueror shall ever be my liege. I carry this shoe-rag to do thine every
wish, that I shall never lag to make this shoe-rag swish."
This rendering, or
something very close to it, had to be cited on demand or the victim would have
to do some task, like shining shoes or carrying books. Glad to see this pagan
ritual was eliminated but it was a cult-like control mechanism. [GJ - The New Ulm prep was eliminated and replaced with an area high school. The current state of abuse will not be known until they heatedly deny it.
After recently running
into a thug-like, ungodly synod leader, I renounced all ties to WELS and
will never again step into one of their churches. I warn others of WELS
abuses--Scriptural, mental, emotional & physical--that goes on in its
temples and watering holes.
May God bless you.
Martin Luther College - WELS - is a transforming, or rather, a transgendering experience.