Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Third Option on Criticism

There are those who say that you ought not disagree with the Fathers... yet will eviscerate Walther and Pieper (or in other denominations, have little respect for recent rulings of their particular denomination).

There are those who will say that we must follow Walther and Pieper, yet ignore the Fathers.

There is a third option - one which I hold to (as my father Luther did before me). Take from all the Fathers, be they Early Church, Reformation, or Missouri, and take what is in them that is in accord with the Scriptures (and the Confessions) and pitch the rest.

Yes, they are all holy men of God... but while they were writing, they were still sinful men, prone to error and tangential theology.

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