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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another Reader Appreciates The Faith of Jesus: Against the Faithless Lutherans

The Faith of Jesus: Against the Faithless Lutherans
can be found on Amazon as a printed and Kindle e-book.


From a Reader in the West
You have us hooked on learning about our justification before God, and we have learned a lot, both about the extent of the Gospel promise, and the errors that are creeping into the church regarding justification.
I just finished reading, for the 2nd time, The Faith of Jesus. Very informative and insightful book. 

UOJ is refuted, its adherents being unable to make a single coherent argument, though they do seem to have a knack for fallacy. I note that because I believe in giving credit where it is due. 

The Faith of Jesus - Passages - KJV and Greek

Romans 3: 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Philippians 3And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.


These verses above explain (since Scripture interprets Scripture) this unusual, mysterious passage below - 

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

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GJ - I noticed while doing the research for the book that the modern translations use faith in Jesus Christ but the Greek text and the KJV have the faith of Jesus Christ.
The UOJ Stormtroopers think their orthodoxy is proved by their constant war against faith, which not only shows what lazy slugs they are, but also how they have no grasp of the Scriptures. Justification by Faith Alone is rooted in the faith of Jesus, so claiming a righteousness without faith, a universal absolution of mankind, is really a righteousness without foundation
Justification by Faith alone is found in -
  1. The Scriptures
  2. Luther
  3. Melanchthon, Chemnitz and The Book of Concord
  4. Gerhard, Calov and the Post-Concord Era of Lutheran Orthdoxy
  5. The Gausewitz Catechism
  6. The Old German LCMS Catechism
  7. The Current CPH KJV Catechism.

Universal Objective Justification - aka Objective Justification - aka General Justification is found in:
  • The former Calvinist Huber, who was repudiated by the Lutherans and sent packing
  • Halle Pietietists
  • Knapp, the doctrinal professor at Halle University
  • Woods, the Calvinist who translated Knapp
  • Rambach, a Pietist from Halle
  • Bishop Martin Stephan, STD
  • CFW Walther
  • Norwegian Pietists
  • Francis Pieper and the other Walther disciples
  • Today's WELS-LCMS-ELS and the laughable Emmaus Conference in 2015
  • ELCA and the previous ALC-LCA-AELC manifestations
  • All modern theologians of various denominations, especially mainline Protestants of the National Council of Churches
The next Emmaus in 2017 will be a hoot - 

The topic for the 2017 Emmaus Conference will be: “The Unsuspecting American Luthers”. The backgrounds, challenges, and impact of several Lutheran theologians in the 20th Century will be explored and discussed.
  • C. F. W. Walther, by the Rev. Dr. VP Daniel Preus
  • A. Hoeneke, by the Rev. Dr. Prof. John Brenner
  • U. V. Koren, by the Rev. Prof. Markos DeGarmeaux