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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

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Secondary Doctrine Thesis - From a Lutheran Layman

 Building and correcting - Objective Justification builds and corrects the Chief Article, according to their snake-oil salesmen. What better way to supplant it and reach the point of assailing faith at every opportunity? Stay tuned for the real LCMS-WELS.

A Lutheran layman wrote to suggest Objective Justification is a secondary doctrine. I was intrigued because of his comparison with Roman Catholic dogma.

Why does Purgatory exist without any support from the Scriptures? It answers the logic of people who think that Christ has forgiven them, but still they sin, sometimes in terrible ways. Purgatory, borrowed from the pagans, answers that question in the rational mind. Christ has paid for sins with His Atonement, and that forgiveness is given with Holy Baptism. But what about afterwards?

Mother Angelica preached on her TV program that landing in Purgatory meant "I made it!" - escaping Hell. Thus the "logic" of Purgatory continues.

How often I have heard that "I have to know I am already forgiven before I can believe in it"? That is one secondary excuse for OJ.

Rolf Preus recently wrote on LutherQueasy, "Justification by Faith requires OJ," another form of the same argument.

A. Hoenecke wrote in his Dogmatics that "Objective Justification protects the Gospel." Many Hoenecke fans find that shocking, but he did graduate from Halle, the same school that trained Bishop Martin Stephan, the Pietist leader who taught his Pietist student CFW Walther the Easter Absolution of the world.