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    There is a Lutheran on the Mormonism board which has logged over 50,000 posts.

    Why can't they come to their own board and defend their beliefs? Why do they spend more time on another board--when I have asked so many unanswered questions here on this board, IE--their own denomination?

    I have a number of threads here which have not been touched by them. Why don't Lutherans take more time to explain their own theology---before they attack someone else's theology?

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    Originally posted by dberrie2000 View Post
    There is a Lutheran on the Mormonism board which has logged over 50,000 posts.

    Why can't they come to their own board and defend their beliefs? Why do they spend more time on another board--when I have asked so many unanswered questions here on this board, IE--their own denomination?

    I have a number of threads here which have not been touched by them. Why don't Lutherans take more time to explain their own theology---before they attack someone else's theology?
    Maybe they already know that NOBODY CARES about "Lutheran Theology", and only has interest in selling Their OWN.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dberrie2000 View Post There is a Lutheran on the Mormonism board which has logged over 50,000 posts.

      Why can't they come to their own board and defend their beliefs? Why do they spend more time on another board--when I have asked so many unanswered questions here on this board, IE--their own denomination?

      I have a number of threads here which have not been touched by them. Why don't Lutherans take more time to explain their own theology---before they attack someone else's theology?
      Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post
      Maybe they already know that NOBODY CARES about "Lutheran Theology", and only has interest in selling Their OWN.
      Why wouldn't a Lutheran be interested in Lutheran theology?

      Although--you might have a good point--they spend a lot more time on the Mormonism board--than they do their own board--which is Lutheran.

      Shame, IMO.

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      • #4
        We have time and time again. You follow up with obfuscation and never deal with the responses.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post

          Maybe they already know that NOBODY CARES about "Lutheran Theology", and only has interest in selling Their OWN.
          What does that even mean?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dropkick View Post
            We have time and time again. You follow up with obfuscation and never deal with the responses.
            That seems to be a common retort whenever the Lutherans can't answer why the scriptures violate their theology:

            James 2:24 --New American Standard Bible (NASB)
            24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dropkick View Post
              What does that even mean?
              Why is that important? There are plenty of Lutheran doctrines which make no sense whatsoever--but it is believed without question.

              James 2:24 --New American Standard Bible (NASB)
              24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dberrie2000 View Post

                Why is that important? There are plenty of Lutheran doctrines which make no sense whatsoever--but it is believed without question.

                James 2:24 --New American Standard Bible (NASB)
                24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
                There are plenty of "Doctrines" and "Theologies" in many denominations which "Make no Sense", but are true nonetheless.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post
                  There are plenty of "Doctrines" and "Theologies" in many denominations which "Make no Sense", but are true nonetheless.
                  Faith alone theology isn't one of them:

                  James 2:24 --New American Standard Bible (NASB)
                  24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dberrie2000 View Post

                    Faith alone theology isn't one of them:

                    James 2:24 --New American Standard Bible (NASB)
                    24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
                    Except that Salvation by FAITH (according to Heb 11:1) plus NOTHING ELSE is the VERY HEART of real Born Again Christianity. That's why God inspired Luther to deal with the Romanist LIES about earning salvation FIRST OF ALL to get the restoration of the REAL church underway.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post
                      Except that Salvation by FAITH (according to Heb 11:1) plus NOTHING ELSE is the VERY HEART of real Born Again Christianity. That's why God inspired Luther to deal with the Romanist LIES about earning salvation FIRST OF ALL to get the restoration of the REAL church underway.
                      Most Christians I know believe salvation comes by God's grace.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dberrie2000 View Post
                        There is a Lutheran on the Mormonism board which has logged over 50,000 posts.

                        Why can't they come to their own board and defend their beliefs? Why do they spend more time on another board--when I have asked so many unanswered questions here on this board, IE--their own denomination?

                        I have a number of threads here which have not been touched by them. Why don't Lutherans take more time to explain their own theology---before they attack someone else's theology?
                        Lutherans are confessional, as a rule that means barring misunderstanding they say the same things with the same meaning. Lutheran theology is an open book both to those within the church and those outside the church.

                        If someone wants to understand Lutheran theology then it can be as simple as opening the Bible and the Book of Concord and comparing the contents.

                        If someone doesn't want to understand Lutheran theology but would rather try and conform Lutheran theology to his error then he will continue to ask the same questions hoping that the answers will change.
                        Test all things and praise God from whom all blessings flow!

                        Peace,
                        BJ -Bear
                        VDMA (1 Peter 1:25)
                        WELS

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dberrie2000 View Post
                          There is a Lutheran on the Mormonism board which has logged over 50,000 posts.

                          Why can't they come to their own board and defend their beliefs? Why do they spend more time on another board--when I have asked so many unanswered questions here on this board, IE--their own denomination?

                          I have a number of threads here which have not been touched by them. Why don't Lutherans take more time to explain their own theology---before they attack someone else's theology?
                          I have defended them over and over again to you. And I have answered ALL of your questions, dealt with the Mormon points and Bible verses. to the best of my ability, at least the ones I saw. So have the other Lutherans who have responded.

                          And we Lutherans have explained our theology all over the place on here. And it is the MORMON visiting these boards who fails to give direct answers to most of our questions, and Bible verses, and points--both on here and on the Mormon board. Sometimes for MONTHS at a time.

                          And since Lutherans who proclaim the true Christ of the Bible as Lord and God and Savior, and trust in Him only for salvation do not need salvation, I therefore spend time on the Mormon board, pointing out errors in theology there and the truth about its false founding "prophet" to those who DO need salvation and are NOT saved. And often I proclaim the true Gospel there, too.

                          and maybe the reason some of your threads on here remain untouched is because A. They are nothing but the same old, same old, and B. We know from experience that most of our questions and points and bible verses will remain unaddressed and ignored, and we will only get repetition. So, why bother?
                          "I am tired of being treated like a mushroom--they keep me in the dark and feed me manure!" (reasons why a Mormon was leaving the LDS church)
                          "What people don't realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course, it is the cross."--Flannery O'Connor
                          "I am a Missouri Synod Lutheran--NOT REFORMED/CALVINIST. PLEASE learn the difference."
                          "The truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie hurts forever."--anonymous
                          "If Jesus isn't THE WAY, then there is nothing else."--Bob

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BJ BEAR View Post
                            If someone wants to understand Lutheran theology then it can be as simple as opening the Bible and the Book of Concord and comparing the contents.
                            So--let's open the Biblical text and compare:

                            James 2:24--- New American Standard Bible (NASB)
                            24 You see that a man is justified by works andnot by faith alone.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bonnie View Post
                              I have defended them over and over again to you. And I have answered ALL of your questions, dealt with the Mormon points and Bible verses. to the best of my ability, at least the ones I saw. So have the other Lutherans who have responded.

                              And we Lutherans have explained our theology all over the place on here. And it is the MORMON visiting these boards who fails to give direct answers to most of our questions, and Bible verses, and points--both on here and on the Mormon board. Sometimes for MONTHS at a time.
                              The truth is--you have been conspicuously absent from most of the threads I have posted here, or have posted very little in most of them.

                              And since Lutherans who proclaim the true Christ of the Bible as Lord and God and Savior, and trust in Him only for salvation do not need salvation,
                              All Christians I know need salvation.

                              I therefore spend time on the Mormon board, pointing out errors in theology there ....
                              And yet--cannot defend your own theology, using the Biblical text:

                              James 2:24--- New American Standard Bible (NASB)
                              24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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