“And Luthers great work continues.”
And the work of many of your buggering priests.
Well that's just the thing, isn't it?
The ones in our ranks don't even bother to argue that what they are doing is defensible according to Church teaching. They either publicly denounce Church teaching or they hide.
They can't really argue that they are following the Church's interpretation of Scripture or that they are following the Church's tradition.
They are forced to either be non-Catholics or disobedient Catholics.
What Vines is doing is quite different. He is insisting on two core Reformation principles: the sufficiency of Scripture alone and private judgment of Scripture.
He is arguing that traditional morality is not sufficiently supported by Scripture alone and he is also arguing that his own prayerful, deliberate searching of the Scriptures supports his view.
There Matthew Vines, he can do no other.
And who can refute him on these grounds? Albert Mohler - a very intelligent and learned theologian of a thoroughly reformed background falls back on a 2,000 year interpretive tradition to refute Vines.
As well he should, because he cannot fight Vines on either sufficiency or private judgment grounds.