|The LCMS signaled its surrender to ELCA by publishing - via ELCA - the Book of Concord, jointly written, edited, and translated by LCMS and ELCA intellectualoids (academics who are a pain in the neck). Wengert is the key person in ELCA's loss of 2 million members.|
The Prussian Union was the government's effort to prevent the Calvinists and Lutherans from arguing with each other, forming a union church of both. This Calvinist/Lutheran union movement was quite popular in America but led to the formation of the General Council and the Philadelphia seminary. Notice that the re-united seminaries hired a Presbyterian to virtue-signal their ecumenism.
This union movement remains popular, with many WELS and LCMS congregations joining the Willow Creek Association of churches, showing their loyalty to that generic and cross-free church in the Chicago suburbs. (Team Jackson visited once.)
|Heather Larson has been named executive pastor at Willow Creek. WELS paid its pastors to study there. WELS and LCMS entities have joined the association, which have been listed in the past.|
Fuller Seminary knows a fish rots at the head first, so they invited all the Lutheran denomination heads to study their
An element in LCMS and ELCA loves Rome and Eastern Orthodoxy, but that is really another expression of the same error. Fuller teaches low-brow entertainment evangelism. Rome teaches smells and bells entertainment evangelism.
The issue is not unionism (which is merely a symptom), nor is it any other isolated issue, such as the 2009 ELCA decision on marriage and ordination. Note too how bad translations emerge from this house of horrors. The issue is even broader than Universal Objective Justification.
Barth/Kirschbaum is the theological foundation of Fuller Seminary. Remember that and keep it in mind.
The Bible is the unique, revealed Word of God - or not. Barth and his Commie mistress Charlotte Kirschbaum laid a firm foundation of apostasy by teaching the Bible "contains" the Word of God but is not itself the Word of God. That blasphemy was not invented by the loving adulterous couple - but their gigantic Dogmatics gave other intellectualoids a framework for their creative writing instincts.
I asked John Johnson, an earlier president of Concordia, St. Louis, about Karl Barth, and he became rapturous about the Swiss theologian. Arand later praised Johnson because he said, "We can teach anything we want now."
To teach Church Growth, Romanism, or Universal Objective Justification, one must abandon the Bible as the unique, revealed Word of God.
Anyone can see that emptiness in the vapid writings of the Otten crowd, the equally foolish Steadfast Lutherans, and the hopeless SpenerQuest rabble. They do not start or end with the Scriptures, but teach themselves, their sect, and their favorite mentors. Every Scripture is filtered that way.
But these false teachers are wary lupines,
- always ready to bolt from danger,
- quick to deny what they disbelieve,
- instant in convenient forgetting,
- furious when it serves their purpose,
- gushing in flattery to protect themselves.
That is why the old books from the Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry are so good, compared to the flotsam and effluence from the current denominational leaders.
Energy is the English word that we obtain from the Greek word for efficacy. The denominations are failing, the seminaries are dissolving, because there is no energy in teaching, no energy in worship, no energy in the ministry. Man's wisdom contains no energy. God's Word in the humblest pastor has energy.