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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Top Ten - Leading for the Week - Luther, the Book of Concord, and Sound Doctrine

This quotation is great comfort for those in anguish
about whatever distresses them,
and a can of whoop against those
who imagine they manage God's work for Him.
Salvador Dali painting - The Persistence of Memory.


Chemnitz mined the treasures of the ancients,
thanks to an early job casting horoscopes,
using a splendid library.
The UOJists think they can refute an argument ad hominem,
which shows they do not even know how to persuade a dog.

Ichabod has had a drop in views and another major surge, not sure what to make of either one. I was puzzling over the views when I thought, "But no one else publishes his numbers on a daily counter. Maybe they do not want comparisons."

The most impressive part of the list above, Top Ten for the Week, is that doctrinal, Reformation posts completely dominate. One is about murder scandals in WELS. One is humor about Trump and the White House as subsidized government housing.

As I have written many times before, the purpose of this blog is to direct people to Luther and Reformation theology, which means casting aside Uncle Fritz' opinions just because he belongs to the synod and obtained an MDiv while becoming an alcoholic with his seminary buddies.

And - to answer various people who are offended by posts - this is a polemical blog, based on the Greek word for war. The synod minders' objections sound like, "Hey, you are writing polemical posts on a polemical blog. You should be writing PR releases for Holy Mother Sect."

No, I leave that up to Otten's Christian News, which sells its PR releases while spiking news articles and shunning Lutheran doctrine. The synod managers of public opinion are always close at hand to guide Christian News away from the truth and back to their sinister aims. They have been successful by providing some love and attention to the editor they starve for love and attention.

Yes, that must be great fun for those who live from manipulation. Their public stance concerns the frequent horrors of Christian News. But they assign certain people, like John Brug, to massage Otten's feelings and push the synodical ship in the direction they choose.

James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. [to wherever the pilot desires]

Praising and serving apostasy can only serve to promote a faster decline in the Great Falling Away from faith, predicted in the Scriptures. Note that this is not the Great Falling Away from Walther, but from faith.

2 Thessalonians:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [apostasy] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. [The infallible Walther or the infallible pope?]

Reformation theology directs people toward the Scriptures - faith in the Savior. Synodical propaganda promotes synodical worship by borrowing the words of faith to distort the message.

Someone who suffers from the insufferable Jeske
created this graphic. Not I.