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Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-13 KJV

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Luke 12 Verses for Lutherans

 "We are Confessional Lutherans!"

 Look at the dates and the verbatim quotation - WELS has never embraced the Church Growth Movement from Fuller Seminary?

Luke 12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Another win for Fuller - a cheerleader helming the WELS seminary, teaching safe sects - but no one is laughing.

GJ - For decades, the "conservative" synods - in concert with ELCA/ALC/LCA - have sent their dumbest and most pliable to Fuller Seminary, Trinity Divinity, and Willow Creek.

During that time, only the Church Growthers have advanced in the WELS-LCMS-ELS.

Studying at those institutions of Calvinist-Zwinglian learning has been a requirement for world missions and American missions, academic posts, and whatever else is coveted.

For laughs, WELS had their foaming-at-the-mouth-for-Fuller professor, David Valleskey "study" the Church Growth Movement,  a movement which he dearly loved and practiced for years in the seminary classroom. For his published act of apostasy, Valleskey was promoted to seminary president.

Are we surprised that WELS-ELS-LCMS are happy to sell the New NIV? They already sold their heritage for a cold bowl of lentil soup. Making some money on the side is simply a bonus.

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

GJ - For decades, the "conservative" synods have been building bigger barns for their loot, following the ELCA/ALC/LCA practice of looting estates and robbing heirs. WELS faced one widow in court - and lost! (Milcraft fiasco)

I remember one utterly corrupt official who had a big retirement party for himself and promptly died. His specialty was money, but greenbacks did not buy anything where he went.

 This is from Jay Webber's online ELCA seminary.
Do they mean this?

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

GJ - The Bible has only one message - teaching faith in the Savior Jesus Christ - for salvation, for the forgiveness of sin. Those who are too wily to mouth the platitudes of Church Growth are busy telling the sheep they are forgiven and saved without faith, without Christ, enjoying universal grace without the Means of Grace, like the rest of the world. 

The unbelieving clergy fashion themselves as great intellects, guardians of the sacred tombs of Walther and Pieper, but really fellow-travelers with Bishop Stephan and his young, female groupies.

But challenge their false doctrine and they fly into a rage, leaving behind a foul scent as they run away, as Chemnitz wryly noted.

 "All you have to do is make a decision for universal forgiveness without faith. If you decide you were already forgiven, you are already forgiven. But if you reject my precious message, my disciples will ruin your income, drag your name through the mud, and interfere with anything you do - in Christian love, of course."