So, just in case the last post wasn’t clear enough in the point it was trying to make…
There is still a lot of work to do regarding the 1517, er, I mean 2011 Legacy Project.
More and more people need to know who Steve Paulson is, what he teaches, and that such teaching will cannot be tolerated.
On the other hand, for the 2011 Legacy Project though — at least for some of them! — Steven Paulson’s #FakeLutheranism really shows the way forward for Lutheran theology…
In some ways, this post is just going to read like an advertisement for all things Steven Paulson, the man who has taught us that Christ committed sin.
No, he doesn’t have the influence of Christian celebrity pastors in America who hold sway over tens of thousands, even millions, but he is heavily influential among important and highly visible conservative Lutheran theologians.
In spite of what some folks, including some people I like very much, might tell you.
No, Paulson has the ear of many people who exercise a lot of influence in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LC-MS). And in this respect, he is just like Gerhard Forde, the father of Radical Lutheranism…
And yet, “Hallelujah!”
We all know change can, and does, happen. Will happen.
Finally, before jumping into the flurry of tweets below, I also want you to know that what follows was not easy to do, given that on my main computer I am now blocked from most of these Steven-Paulson-pushing accounts…**
…but we make sacrifices, don’t we?
Tweets are chronological. Keep in mind that these tweets are simply meant to show Paulson’s influence and appeal.
Oh, another thing: many of the statements below, on the face of it, are unobjectionable or even good.
It is only when one understands them through the lens of “Christ committing sin” though, that one sees they do not necessarily mean what they appear to mean.
Oh, and yes, by the way, for those of you who cannot get enough of my wild-eyed and evilly evil heresy-hunting, fear not!
There will be a part 4 as well…
Again, there isn’t anything wrong with a lot of those tweets. The issue, however, as is often the case, is what is not said or said very little… you need to listen carefully to everything that is being said in the sometimes not-so-prominent places…
To end this post with some good tweets, I’d like to commend these recent ones from Pastor Todd Wilken and layman Lex Lutheran:
*I let Pastor Borghardt know about this quote and he said the following: “I believe the context of my quote is important.. If memory serves I said this on Good Friday evening during a pandemic, correct?” I replied: “Every other day would be OK, huh? : ) Seriously, let me know, and I will add whatever information or clarification you want me to add…” The full context of the quote can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/pjscaer/posts/10163365005320252
**@1517, @ThinkingFellows, @Caleb_E_Keith, @JohannesFlacius, @birdchadlouis, and @dan_vanvoorhis. Also Radical Lutheran sympathizers and those who sympathize with them and more modern Lutheran forms of theology like @TullianT, @RevMattRichard, Steve “The Old Adam” Martin (@pudicat11), Jack Kilcrease, and Peter Malysz (on Facebook)
Note: Radical Lutheran and Radical Lutheran sympathizing friends, I have never blocked anyone and can’t see myself blocking you in the future (by the way, I don’t think there is anything wrong with blocking someone, its just not something I plan on doing or have ever wanted to do). You can block me all you want (you are a growing number), but it won’t change me. Again, to be clear, any Christian is certainly permitted to do this, but I won’t do it to you. I’ll always listen to you and your concerns. I might not respond or change, but I will listen and take your words with the utmost seriousness.