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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (NASB 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

In our Fall 2009 issue of The Vine and Branches David R. Barnhart wrote an editorial showing that a district within the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), namely CrossAlone Lutheran District, attacked those who believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, i.e. the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Well, they are at it again in the most egregious mischaracterized exegesis of this particular Scripture I've ever seen. Again, we warn churches aligning themselves with the LCMC to beware of those in their midst whose theology is no different than found in the ELCA when it comes to the authority and inspiration of Scripture.

First of all, the context of this verse is Scripture and nothing else! Secondly the lack of a definite article in the Greek before the word "Scripture" indicates it speaks of every passage of Scripture, wherever you find it, certainly applied to the Old Testament here, but also it may be applied to the New Testament. The Greek word used here theopneusios clearly means "God-breathed or "God blown." And let us note also the message here that Scripture being "profitable for correction is speaking of false doctrine, just like the CrossAlone District of the LCMC is espousing here.

1 comment:

  1. Blessings! How can I join individually to LCMC? There are no LCMC churches home?

    Crossover TEC Seminarian