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. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:04:47 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on On Namecalling by Ted Crandall http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085673 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:04:47 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085673 “Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites!”
–Jesus

“Foolish Galatians!”
–Paul

“Reasonable people, Christian or otherwise!”
–John (the ELCA one)

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Comment on On Namecalling by John Rixe http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085672 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:28:11 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085672 @Randy Yovanovich #9

Randy, you’re a blithering parsnip pickle booger eejit :)

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Comment on Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow by Gregjgrose http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/statement-to-the-northwest-district-from-president-linnemann-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-2/#comment-1085671 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:37:37 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41533#comment-1085671 I’m guessing it was the rostering, if that’s the word, that was blocked?

LCMS member congregations cannot (within the bylaws) call or keep un-rostered men, ever since Otten, yes?

Corrections welcome.

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Comment on On Namecalling by Randy Yovanovich http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085670 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:20:49 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085670 @John Mundinger #7

BTW, your first sentence makes no sense. You stated:

Reasonable people, Christian or otherwise, ought to be able to confront issues in dispute without confronting one another.

By definition, a “disputed issue” means that at least two parties disagree. One cannot address a dispute without addressing each other. Your statement makes no sense. Therefore, I am confronting you with this issue that you concocted.

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Comment on On Namecalling by Randy Yovanovich http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085669 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:09:04 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085669 @John Mundinger #7

A significant issue that you have, Mr. Mundinger, is that “issues” that are clearly addressed in scripture and our confessions are open for debate in your mindset. As a member of the ELCA you clearly hold beliefs contrary to scripture and the Lutheran confessions. Women’s ordination, homosexual clergy, and evolution are not things we should be debating. These are not open questions. I believe that you think in order for one to be “reasonable” one must be open to a revised interpretation of scripture.

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Comment on On Namecalling by John Mundinger http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085668 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:51:28 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085668 Reasonable people, Christian or otherwise, ought to be able to confront issues in dispute without confronting one another. Name calling confronts the person, not the issue. Now, add Matthew 18 and the Eighth Commandment, and I have a difficult time imagining when name calling is ever appropriate when two Christians disagree.

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Comment on On Namecalling by Ted Crandall http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085667 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:11:50 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085667 What a bunch of overly sensitive thumb-sucking bed-wetters. ;)

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Comment on Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow by Ted Crandall http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/statement-to-the-northwest-district-from-president-linnemann-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-1/#comment-1085666 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:07:06 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41533#comment-1085666 “(not sure how COP has power to block Calls/placement)”

They don’t, according to the Constitution of the LC-MS, which says plainly that synod is but advisory (and the district is synod in that place):

Article VII Relation of the Synod to Its Members
1. In its relation to its members the Synod is not an ecclesiastical government
exercising legislative or coercive powers, and with respect
to the individual congregation’s right of self-government it is but an
advisory body. Accordingly, no resolution of the Synod imposing anything
upon the individual congregation is of binding force if it is not
in accordance with the Word of God or if it appears to be inexpedient
as far as the condition of a congregation is concerned.
2. Membership of a congregation in the Synod gives the Synod no
equity in the property of the congregation.

This is a loophole in their authority a mile wide: “…if it appears to be inexpedient…”

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Comment on Regarding the Biblical Causes for the Removal of Ministers from a Call by Charles http://steadfastlutherans.org/2013/01/regarding-the-biblical-causes-for-the-removal-of-ministers-from-a-call/comment-page-3/#comment-1085664 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:31:58 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=26501#comment-1085664 What are the consequences of a pastor in the LCMS who has not only libeled and slandered someone, but has also intentionally lied upon swearing upon an oath under penalty of perjury in a civil matter?

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Comment on On Namecalling by J. Dean http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/03/on-namecalling/comment-page-1/#comment-1085663 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:12:36 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=41570#comment-1085663 And what happens when we get a knight who says “Ni!”?

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