Morgendämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer theologirt.
Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit id es semper esse puerum.
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.
Homo sum humani nihil a me alienum puto.
Semper idem sed non eodem modo.


Verbum domini manet in aeternum. The word of the Lord endures forever.
1 Peter 1:24-25, quoting Isaiah 40:6,8. Motto of the Lutheran Reformation.

Fayth onely justifieth before God. Robert Barnes, DD The Supplication, fourth essay. London: Daye, 1572.

Lord if Thou straightly mark our iniquity, who is able to abide Thy judgement? Wherefore I trust in no work that I ever did, but only in the death of Jesus Christ. I do not doubt, but through Him to inherit the kingdom of heaven. Robert Barnes, DD, before he was burnt alive for "heresy", 30 July 1540.

What is Luther? The doctrine is not mine, nor have I been crucified for anyone. Martin Luther, Dr. theol. (1522)

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24 April 2010

The Joint Betrayal Of The Doctrine of Justification.

Apparently in some quarters, there being nothing else to do like earn a living, raise a family, participate in one's parish life wherein one finds Word, Sacrament and everything that made the saints what they are, something is being made about this being the tenth anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.

I encourage all readers of this blog not to miss the excellent post by Pastor Paul McCain on this, which you can do by clicking here, just in case you might wonder if the Lutheran position evidenced by the Lutheran signatories is really Lutheran.

The only thing I would add is this: having come from the other side, I am aware that traditional Catholics regard the JDDJ similarly. Just as we confessional Lutherans see it as a betrayal of the Confessions of our faith, which we believe to be a true and accurate statement of the faith of Christ, so do traditional Catholics hold the signing of the JDDJ, similarly noting its imprecise terminology, to be a betrayal of the faith of the Catholic Church, which they believe to be the true and accurate faith of Christ, and some even have expressed that this action brings the Catholic Church under its own anathemae.

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