The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.


Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page
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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

Alec Satin, Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Monday, July 9, 2018

Washing the Weeds Off - They Have a Good Purpose.
"There must be weeds among you, so y'all can tell the good plants from the baduns." 1 Little Rock 11:19

 Dandelion removal has been as successful as the Church Growth Movement, each one spawning an rewarding industry with horrible results.
Click here for false doctrine as a weed.

I have various weeds in the garden, strengthened by sun, watering, and mulch. They are:

  1. Pokeweed
  2. Dandelion - no, it's an herb!
  3. Plantain 
  4. Hog Peanuts
  5. Bermuda grass - the worst
  6. Various coarse and obnoxious grasses.
They like nothing better than popping out from under mulch, where they are kept moist, yet basking in the sun and overtaking the plant, if possible. Large plants like Joe Pye take care of themselves. Nothing grows close enough or tall enough to overwhelm them.

Every scrap of weed - minus Poison Ivy, Giant Hogweed, and Hemlock - can be turned into useful and nitrogen rich compost. 



Mainline Gardening. 
The surest sign of a mainline church body - which includes all Lutheran synods - is to maintain a smooth, boring organization where no real debate is allowed.

But Bubba emailed (in my new Surfer Dude Paraphrase) - 
"There must be weeds among you, so y'all can tell the good plants from the baduns." 1 Little Rock 11:19

19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
1 Corinthians 11:19 KJV

Mainline gardeners work the property for that smooth, green, weed-free appearance. They are willing to douse their soil with pre-emergent poison, post-emergent weed-killer, and furious weeding of anything that interrupts the tedium of their tidy lawns and fringe, up-against-the house plants. 

However, Creation gardeners allow the works of God to show how and  where they will prosper. For example, birds plant wild strawberries below their favorite roosts and squirrels plant nut trees in favorable spots, like my roses.

 These yokels have the same plan - not allowing anyone to discuss - or even mention - Justification by Faith. They are ashamed of being Lutherans; we are ashamed they are, too. They allow no debate about doctrine - their dogma is settled for all time.

The denominations send in their goons to stop anyone from debating anything, let the tranquilized peace be disturbed.

The Lutherans I know are awakened because they entered into the struggle about sound doctrine and found themselves rattled and shaken by the apostasy of the "conservative Lutheran" leaders. Let's make that "confessional Lutheran" leaders, who sold trinkets in the name of Luther last year - and made a bundle.

Everyone outdoors has run into poison ivy and has learned to identify it and avoid it (mark and avoid). Note how that concept is turned around to mark and avoid anyone who wants to discuss Christian doctrine. 

 St. Jon-Boy of Tempe