When I work on Scriptural studies - more are planned - I am struck by the utter lack of Biblical knowledge in the "conservative" clergy and their professors.
When I studied Genesis in Hebrew at Yale, Mark and Thessalonians in Greek, the professors knew the theories and studied under the famous scholars who are often cited in the textbooks. But all three professors emphasized the text rather than the theories. Nils Dahl and Abraham Malherbe knew the scholars from their own graduate work - they did not need students to rehash the theories.
|Nils A. Dahl|
Dahl asked, as I have written before, "What do we know for certain?"
His answer was simply, "The text! The text!"
But all I read from the Synodical Conference is Walther, Pieper, Mueller, Meier (but not Maier), Valleskey, etc. Fortunately, I have been warned against Lenski, so I know he is worth some study.
And - all the histories of clerical garb, who wrote what, who wore what, and how fastidious these crypto-Romanists are who do not comprehend the Gospel. They really should join Rome or Byzantium, because those alternatives stress worship style and give enormous leeway within their dogmas and justification by faith plus works.
David Scaer, like Paul McCain, Matt the Fatt, Jack B. Simple Cascione, Wayne Mueller, the Preus Doctrinal Crime Family, and many others have no coherent grasp of the Gospel as elucidated by the Scriptures, from Genesis 15:6 to Romans 3 - 5.
That is - if they read a few passages and took a reading comprehension test from ACT or SAT, they would fail. Why? Because they cannot see what is clearly revealed and - they substitute a conflicted fantasy that claims God absolved the world when Jesus rose from the dead.
The more I read over the dogmatics literature, the more I see how they have promoted three (3) justifications:
- Objective Justification
- Subjective Justification
- Justification by Faith.
|Lenski denies Objective Justification!|
Lenski, R. C. H., The Interpretation of the New Testament (Columbus, OH: Wartburg Press, 1934–1966).
Scaer, David P.. Surviving the Storms: Memoirs of David P. Scaer (Kindle Locations 5562-5567). Luther Academy. Kindle Edition. " David Scaer, ThD, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Scaer, David P.. Surviving the Storms: Memoirs of David P. Scaer (Kindle Locations 5562-5566). Luther Academy. Kindle Edition.
|Synodical Conference - "Lenski is not good on justification."|
They mean - He teaches Justification by Faith.