Comments for Steadfast Lutherans » An international fraternity of confessional Lutheran laymen and pastors, supporting proclamation of Christian doctrine in the new media. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:32:23 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Who’s Minding the Store at CPH? by Pr. Rossow by helen Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:32:23 +0000 @Tileman Hesshusius #57

I’m told that it used to be worse. :(

Comment on Gospel Notes – A New Weekly Resource for Parish Lay Catechesis! by helen Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:50:11 +0000 Which Gospel?

I read and listen to LSB (just starting Series C) read from ESV, on line.
But where I attend, the hymnal is TLH and the lessons are from NIV.

Comment on Who’s Minding the Store at CPH? by Pr. Rossow by Tileman Hesshusius Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:12:06 +0000 @Jeff Baker #50
This issue has been ignored for years at CPH. It’s all about how much can CPH generate from the sales of any book, whether Lutheran or not. It’s all about money not theologically sound material. Furthermore, it also explains the lack of sound theological leadership over at CPH.

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by Carl Vehse Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:21:37 +0000 Until Judgment Day there will always be heretical cults like Hebrew Roots or charlatans like Mark Biltz, Jonathan Kahn, or John Hagee. Their heresies are noisy, but do not seem to have significant influence on creating policies toward Israel that are detrimental to the U.S.

What is of concern is the rantings of leftist organizations such as LIaRS, who are funded 96% by taxpayer funds and who hawk the Obama regime’s refugee and immigration policies that give aid and comfort to the enemy. Despite the fact that LIaRS’ favorably associates with known Demonicrat politicians, the LIaRS Board of Directors has at least two ordained members of the Missouri Synod, and has been promoted at the highest levels of the Purple Palace.

More information about LIaRS and other leftist groups endangering the U.S. can be found on Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by J. Dean Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:55:13 +0000 @Carl Vehse #12

I need to run more by you before I post, Carl :D.

Thank you for the specifics of the law. I did not know them and stand corrected.

As far as political dealings with Israel, I agree: like any other country, insofar as that they uphold good policy, we ought to stand with them. But the problem is that in modern evangelicalism this turns into a “everything-Jewish-is-right” mindset. You now have movements in Christianity that are so pro-Jewish that they fail to distinguish between the two (dual covenant theology). You have the Hebrew Roots movement which basically calls Christians to return to slavery under the Law again. You have people running after charlatains like Mark Biltz and Jonathan Kahn who are propagating things more akin to Jewish mysticism than the true Word of God. And if you dare to question it, you are a Nazi-loving antisemite (and that’s not an exaggeration, as such comments have been made by John Hagee and others like him).

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by Mark Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:48:28 +0000 Thank you, Mr. Klotz, for the timely exposé of this article advocating a lawless social justice that obscures the real Gospel with a Christ-less Christianity and defining love as affirming the sinner in their sin while meeting their felt material but not spiritual need. Corey would obligate the “real” Christian to give to “the least of these” without obligation to repent, without the conviction of the Holy Spirit. It is once again works righteousness on display and the marginalization of the law and sin in the grand scheme of things.

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by Carl Vehse Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:34:27 +0000 @J. Dean #10

You are referring to Penal Law 5737-1977 Criminal Code Sec. 170 – 174 (pp. 61-2). The law makes it illegal in Israel to speak or distribute written material in public that is liable to offend the religious faith or sentiment of others (especially hard-core Jews). This restriction also exists in Islamic countries where it against the law to give or send a person a Bible or Christian literature (or pornography or a BLT sandwich for that matter).

Even in the supposed “land of the free and home of the brave” it is against U.S. law for a U.S. citizen to mail a Bible or Bible tract (or a BLT sandwich) to someone in an Islamic country. At the beginning of the Gulf War, the Missouri Synod was ordered to (and did) stop mailing Portals of Prayer to Lutheran and other U.S. Christian soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The display of Bibles, Christmas trees, crosses, and other Christian symbols (such as a Lutheran chaplain’s lapel cross) were forbidden even in U.S. military camps, which technically are under U.S. military laws, not those of the host country.

So, while Israel and the U.S (so far) do not cut off the heads of Christian missionaries, both countries, along with islamoterrorist nations, do have restrictions against Christians speaking or giving to people the Gospel message of Christ.

While American Lutherans do not believe the Pentacostal malarky about Israel’s place in the End Times, we do recognize that Israel can serve U.S. interests in combatting islamoterrorism. We also recognize there may be (or have been) times when Israeli interests oppose U.S. interests, in which the U.S. would have to act accordingly. This is not to say there would ever be an internment of Jews in the U.S. similar to the WWII internment of Japanese-Americans.

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by helen Sat, 28 Nov 2015 01:17:10 +0000 @J. Dean #10

Some Americans believe that a Jewish State is necessary for the End Times, even for Armageddon, and that they are hastening the day by supporting Israel…ignoring (or not knowing) that this political entity was formed by non believers.

Israel is willing to take their money!

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by J. Dean Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:51:18 +0000 @Carl Vehse #8

I have been told by missionaries to the middle east that Israel does not allow for public proselytizing to Christianity. Considering this hindrance to the spread of the Christian faith, it seems odd that many Professing Christians (particularly those of the erroneous dispensationalist persuasion, such as John Hagee) have called for the Church as a whole to march lock step with Israel as a nation, while denouncing anyone who has reservations about such unqualified support as being antisemitic.

Comment on Americanized Christianity: What is Love? by Rev.James Kusko Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:42:55 +0000 Would the acronym for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service be: LIaRS?