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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Elephant in the Lutheran Room - Everyone Is ELCA Now,
Just in Time for the 500th Anniversary

 No one wants to talk about the truth.

The Lavender Synods
Before the earlier mergers, there were two big Lutheran conferences. One was the American Lutheran Conference, and the Augustana Synod took part in that. Another was more liberal, as they like to say, and included the liberal ULCA and the Augustana Synod, named for the Augsburg Confession. 

The American Lutheran Conference became The American Lutheran Church - or TALC. The The matters because that group included the older American Lutheran Church of 1930 (when the Ohio, Iowa, and Buffalo Synod merged). Perhaps saying "the TALC" is a crime against the language, just like saying "the TLH" -  do you use the The Lutheran Hymnal?

Old Blues
The Synodical Conference - LCMS, WELS, ELS - publicly shunned this liberal merger business while working with all these groups and their theological faculties. The Synodical Conference supposedly fell apart but they have been "together" - living in sin with ELCA - for decades.

This recitation aims at pointing out how the so-called liberal or lavender groups  became the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with various nicknames from the covetous LCMS, ELS, and WELS. The truth is - they were all gorging themselves at the same insurance troughs, and the two insurance companies (AAL and LB) become one - Thrivent.

UOJ and Romanizing United Them
The uniting dogma for all the Lutheran groups is Universal Objective Justification. They celebrated their false dogma at the Emmaus Conference, where Jay Webber displayed his training in UOJ from Ft. Wayne and from the ELCA online school - ILT.

More UOJ will be celebrated at this year's Emmanus orgy of the blind leading the blind. Once again, no one will object and few will attend.

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows -
Lyrics by Leonard Cohen.

 Pope Herman, SJ, works with Roman Catholics,
publishes for the Babtists, teaches UOJ,
and shuns the Chief Article of Christianity.

The LCMS never was 100% UOJ - and their catechisms are still based on the Chief Article - Justification by Faith. WELS taught Justification by Faith in the Gausewitz Catechism, but threw that under the bus in favor of Kuske's UOJ catechism. The ELS supposedly began as a UOJ cult. But Jack Preus promoted Martin Chemnitz and Robert Preus reversed himself in his final book. Bob's sons were too dense to notice and listed themselves as editors of that book, Justification and Rome.

I knew Robert Marshall, James Crumley, and Herb Chilstrom (LCA synod presidents), Robert and Jack Preus (LCMS), George Orvick and Pope John the Malefactor (ELS), plus a few others - Kurt Marquart, Herman Otten, Waldo Werning, and the notorious Paul McCain.



Romanizing
Nothing takes over like Roman canon law, smells and bells, and the other attributes of the Whore of Babylon (Revelation). The Lutherans - who once honored and respected the pastoral office and the congregation itself - treated the Ministry of the Word like dirt. The Lutheran leaders trample on pastors, teachers, and congregations alike - because they do not believe the Scriptures.

One cannot turn against the Chief Article and leave the rest of Christian doctrine alone.


One insurance company to rule them all and in the darkness bind them!
How ironic! - to have Thrivent, the ELCA's insurance company, with WELS' own Mark Jeske on the board, as the coordinating power in all this apostasy.