Comments for Steadfast Lutherans » http://steadfastlutherans.org An international fraternity of confessional Lutheran laymen and pastors, supporting proclamation of Christian doctrine in the new media. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:46:39 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on The Good Work of Faith by Scott Diekmann http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/the-good-work-of-faith/comment-page-1/#comment-1089189 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:46:39 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43935#comment-1089189 I suggest listening to the Issues, Etc. segment to put Pastor Wolfmueller’s comment into context.

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Comment on More on the Becker Situation by Carl Vehse http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/more-on-the-becker-situation/comment-page-1/#comment-1089188 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:41:47 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43891#comment-1089188 Niedner’s ecclesiastical supervisor is Indiana District President Dan May. As in Becker’s case, there will need to be a lot of publicly available documents and publications pushing a heterodox position, especially aimed at members of the Missouri Synod. And photographs or videos of his co-officiating in unionistic worship or communion services.

If all those are available and some member is willing to file a complaint after meeting Niedner several times at his own expense (and putting his own pastoral call and the welfare of his congregation at risk), then yes, I think Niedner could be ousted in a decade or so. With the synodical convention and the quincentennial filling the next two years, one should not expect any action to begin until sometime in 2018 (unless district convention business gets in the way).

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Comment on American Idolatry by Elizabeth http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/american-idolatry/comment-page-1/#comment-1089186 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:21:09 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43915#comment-1089186 Thanks for the info, Helen…very interesting.Veterans or no, I’d still dearly love to see it removed. Gov’t buildings, schools…sure. Church, no.

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Comment on The Good Work of Faith by Elizabeth Peters http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/the-good-work-of-faith/comment-page-1/#comment-1089185 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:55:30 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43935#comment-1089185 @Robert C. Baker #2

Yes. Good works are certainly performed from an obedience by faith to the first table. But Rev. Wolfmueller makes it sound like the only good works are works of the first table. No. I’m sure Rev. Wolfmueller knows and believes that good works are also good works of the second table done in faith, but he mispoke badly here. Luther’s comment about a woman changing diapers in faith is one of many examples that show Luther very concerned to talk about the good works of the second table.

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Comment on More on the Becker Situation by Kurt Cjione http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/more-on-the-becker-situation/comment-page-1/#comment-1089184 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:43:12 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43891#comment-1089184 @Carl Vehse #25

So if they can go after Becker then they can go after Niedner. What are they waiting for. A friend of mine went to Valpo and heard Heresy out of Niedners mouth on a daily basis.

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Comment on More on the Becker Situation by Carl Vehse http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/more-on-the-becker-situation/comment-page-1/#comment-1089183 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:48:34 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43891#comment-1089183 Here is Rev. Bolland’s July 29, 2010, LQ post which included a report of a 2004 meeting between Prof. Niedner and complainants about Niedner’s participation as co-officiant in open communion services with XXXA pastrixes.

Niedner is also on the list of signatories for the DazedStar’s February, 2015, “Open Letter to District President Linneman.”

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Comment on More on the Becker Situation by GaiusKurios http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/more-on-the-becker-situation/comment-page-1/#comment-1089182 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:18:45 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43891#comment-1089182 Kurt @#23
Same song different verse.

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Comment on American Idolatry by J. Dean http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/american-idolatry/comment-page-1/#comment-1089181 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:51:20 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43915#comment-1089181 WHAT!?!?!? You unpatriotic commies!!!

😉

Seriously, I do agree. I know far too many people (and I know this because I used to be this way myself) who equate American political conservatism with Christianity, and as such they’ll subvert doctrine for the sake of American theism (see Glenn Beck). We far too often turn unity into the all-encompassing, overriding dogma for the sake of numbers, instead of trusting the God who calls us to doctrinal faithfulness regardless of how many or how few others stand with us.

And we forget that this America is not our final home.

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Comment on American Idolatry by helen http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/american-idolatry/comment-page-1/#comment-1089180 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:49:28 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43915#comment-1089180 @Elizabeth #12

Once upon a time, Elizabeth, there was this entity called the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Missouri, Ohio and Other States (except all that was written in German). German was also the predominant language of the liturgies, hymnals and the Pastors’ sermons.

Eventually, there was a War (two, actually) which had the US and Germany on opposite sides. The “Anglos” cast aspersions on the loyalty of the German speakers, so it was deemed politic to put a US flag in the chancel to demonstrate that the worshipers were indeed loyal citizens of the country.
Then, too, men of German descent were drafted and the congregation considered the flag a declaration “in support of the troops”.

(The last couple of decades have seen a gradual removal of that flag from the chancel to the nave, at least, and from there to the Sunday school room. It really does not belong in the chancel, but you may have to wait till you can drape it over the casket of the last WW II veteran and bury it with him.) ;\

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Comment on The Good Work of Faith by Scott Diekmann http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/07/the-good-work-of-faith/comment-page-1/#comment-1089179 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:29:16 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=43935#comment-1089179 Thanks Pastor Bolland!

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