The Glory Has Departed

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a third one has been sent now.

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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Will Timothy Schmeling, PhD, Concordia St. Louis, Help the ELS with Calov and Quenstedt on Justification by Faith?

Timothy Schmeling, portrait courtesy J. C. Penney

Some of his publications:
“Abraham Calov (1612–86): The Prussian on the Cathedra Lutheri.” In Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church, edited by Timothy Schmeling. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016.
 “Johann Andreas Quenstedt (1617–88): The Consensus Builder.” In Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church, edited by Timothy Schmeling. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016.

Timothy Schmeling will be installed at Bethany Lutheran College and has already published on Calov and Quenstedt. Bethany has a tradition of the least qualified teaching at the seminary, the better qualified at the college.

If Timothy agrees with Calov and Quenstedt, then he disagrees with Pope John the Malefactor and David Jay Iago Webber. One cannot have Justification without Faith and Justification by Faith in the same stall. That would be unionism. The great and wise in the WELS only  teach Justification without Faith, as do the ever-increasing tribe of Preus. As soon as a Preus is in seminary, he starts railing against Luther's doctrine, the Chief Article.

Let's do a little graphical research and see about where the old boys stand.

 Calov is quoted and cited by Dr. Robert Preus, who graduated
from Bethany Lutheran Seminary before most of the guys (like Moldstand) bothered to do so.
Unfortunately, some of the ELS guys (like Gaylin Schmeling)
attended Northwestern College (RIP), where criminal hazing was
administered with a hanger.
 Quenstedt lays out the real issues,
so I find it impossible to believe that young Schmeling has missed
this on Ichabod. Everyone in the ELS reads and dreads this blog -
so I have heard.

Oh - now I get it. Halle University promoted the Easter absolution of the entire world.
And Bishop Martin Stephan, STD, caught it from Halle.
And CFW Walther caught it from Stephan,
which made the mob, the threats,
the robbery, and kidnapping of the bishop easier to execute.
And the Synodical Conference caught UOJ
rom Walther and F. Pieper.
And Muhlenberg learned his Pietism at Halle.
And so did Hoenecke.
And that, history fans, is why WELS-ELS-LCMS leaders work
so well with ELCA leaders. They all came from Halle, more or less,
and they all study at Fuller, if you waterboard them a few hours.