Let's get one thing straight

It's well worth your time to take a trip over to The Brothers of John the Steadfast to read a post by Pr. Mark Schroeder that makes a point the media- and our brothers and sisters of the Roman persuasion- need to be reminded of over the next three years as we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation: we Lutherans weren't the ones who divided the Western Church.

We didn't quit the Roman communion. We were tossed out on our ears. And besides, the Church isn't defined by allegience to the Pope, as Rome claims. It's defined by allegience to the pure, biblical Gospel, which Rome had compromised.

Faithfulness to Jesus, not to the papacy, is the test. And it's they, not we, who picked a different team captain.

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