"they (these controversies)are of such a nature that the positions of the erring party, neither could nor should be tolerated in the church of God, much less be excused or defended." (Quoted from the Lutheran Confessions by Rev. Gerald Kieschnick, speaking at the church wide assembly in Minneapolis on 8/22/09).
Sadly, our SP did not apply these convicting sentiments directly to the apostasy of the ELCA this past week. How unlike our unapologetic and politically incorrect Lord Jesus in today's Gospel, confronting those who "make void the Word of God for the sake of their tradition."