28 December 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

We can hardly be understanding the Confessions rightly, if that understanding runs counter to what what was then being done in the churches. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, CJ 14, no. 3, p. 291.


Phil said...

"Lex orandi, lex credendi" as hermeneutical key?

tehazy said...

Right on target! Right doctrine begets right practice. Aberant practice flows from aberant doctrine. Where one observes questionable or aberant practice, the question must be asked, "What doctrine is wrongly taught or understood or being rejected?"

Anonymous said...

Although the Lutheran Confessions
were written in the 16th century, we
are now in the 21st century and have
the Holy Scriptures which are always
able to speak to matters where the
Confessions are silent. God's Word
is never outdated.

Anonymous said...

what part of the BOC is outdated?

Due to the unconditional subscription of ordination vows of clergy and the constitutions of the LCMS churches -the BOC is not outdated either, at least that's the vow and agreement of the LCMS churches and pastors.

We have Scripture and the Confessions on our side when it comes to refuting the so-called "contemporary" worship practices.