Saturday, May 8, 2010

On faith and the necessity of it.

On Extra Nos, the discussion continues, if one can call it that (the minds do not seem open), whether Walther and Pieper's descriptions of justification are properly "confessional" and if the liturgical people are tending towards Roman Catholicism.   I think that's what it is about.  I'm not sure; I can't make it out properly.

I've left several comments there lately.  I'm thinking even M. H.  is referring to it obliquely. The discussion there, in my opinion is so bad, I'm wondering it is proper to even refer to it or contribute to it.

I would just like to say that faith is important in that it is in the right OBJECT.  Everybody has faith.  But to have faith in the God who revealed himself the merciful God in Christ, is what matters. Still faith and its God (god) can't really be separated.  Faith in the right God makes all the difference.  (Read the large catechism on the first commandment.)

I'm reading "Luther's Large Catechism with Study Questions", 2010, right now.  Martin said go ahead and by the box of ten at the discount.  So I have ten, in case anybody wants one.

http://www.cph.org/p-17539-luthers-large-catechism-with-study-questions.aspx?SearchTerm=large%20catechism




Now, I'm going to go dig over my garden in between snowfalls.  There has been precipitation and our farmers are grateful, though delayed in the seeding. 

2 comments:

L P said...

You said The discussion there, in my opinion is so bad, I'm wondering it is proper to even refer to it or contribute to it.

Bad?

Did you not find the Chemnitz quote useful?

Is it bad to hear another opinion no one else is articulating?

LPC

Brigitte said...

I'm sorry LP. It's like a three ring circus. Jackson is rude and I don't really care to read anything he writes. UOJ is not a term I use or anybody I know in our synod. People don't take anything into account that you tell them. The mind is firmly made up, and everyone else is going to hell for saying something in somebodies mind that they are not actually saying... It's a veritable Alice in Wonderland.