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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Walther as Theologian – Part 8:Church Government

Continued from Part 7.  Table of Contents in Part 1.

Now we come to Pieper's portion on Walther's teaching on the Church Government.  Dear God!... this is wonderful teaching... from The American Luther!  How strengthening this reading is for my Christian faith!

TO:  Concordia Publishing House
I have the best publication, not you, that was ever written about C.F.W. Walther.  It was written by his successor, Prof. Franz Pieper, the Twentieth Century Luther, in the pages of Lehre und Wehre!  All readers should read this writing first about C.F.W. Walther, not any of your LC-MS writers/editors since the day Pieper died...
(I will comment later on today's CPH editors who glibly think they know Walther... and Lutheranism.)
Highlighting is my own.  Underlining is in original.
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The reader will note in the last paragraph above that the "Editor", possibly Prof. McLaughlin, forcefully distinguished the "Old Missouri" from today's LC-MS saying:
...she has definitely and violently departed as of this date. [~1949 – 1954]
Some would want to call me a "separatist" (or worse) because I am not a member of any congregation, let alone a synod.  I am not proud of this fact, rather I seek that "Old Missouri Synod" from above, as Walther describes it:
"our communion will be a comfortable refuge"
... a refuge in God's Word, the Word of His Grace.

The next post is Part 9 – Church and State.

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