Skip to comments.Lutheran Satire on the Secular Progressive reaction to the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision
Posted on 07/04/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Everyone has a church and everyone has an understanding of the marks of the church, of what makes their church the true church.
For the Roman Catholic, the mark of the church is the pope. In his mind, if you don't have the pope, then you don't have the church as God instituted it. And so a faithful Catholic would get furious if his priest rejected papal supremacy, because doing so would stop the church in his midst from being what the church is and doing what it should do.
For the Lutheran, the marks of the church are the Word and Sacraments. In his mind, if you don't have the preaching of the Gospel and the faith creating-and-sustaining gifts of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, then you don't have the church as God instituted it. And so a faithful Lutheran would get furious if his pastor refused to administer these gifts purely, because doing so would stop the church in his midst from being what the church is and doing what it should do.
For the Secular Progressive, the state is his church and the marks of the church are abortion and gay marriage. In his mind, if citizens don't have unlimited access to abort when they want and marry whom they want, then you don't have the church-state functioning according to its institution. And so a faithful Secular Progressive will get furious at politicians or state legislatures or anyone else they perceive to be hindering the administration of these secular sacraments because doing so would stop the church in his midst from being what the church is and doing what it should do.
This is precisely why we've seen such a hysterical, angry, vitriolic, and deceitful response from Secular Progressives to the Supreme Court-Hobby Lobby ruling. For the Secular Progressive, this decision perverted the marks of his church-state. For the Secular Progressive, this was the equivalent of the Supreme Court telling Catholics that they can't submit to the authority of the pope any longer or telling Lutherans that they can't baptize babies anymore.
Good post - thanks. But I would not call it satire - just an accurate description.
Actually it could be alternatively be labeled Human Secularism to compare apples to apples.
Human Secularism and the good values it carries towards humanity is but a subset of pure Christian values.
This subset relationship would be along the lines of
old Mainline Protestant denominations(which mirror secular humanism)
—Bible Churches(they dont touch alot of fundamental issues of our day, but do teach truth)
—Conservative Christian groups: evangelicls, conservative Lutheran, conservative presbyterian and others...(their teachings are almost inclusive of every modern moral issue, but they also have caveats and loopholes)
—Catholic Church(its teachings touch on every modern moral issue...contraception , abortifacents, InVitro Fertilization(NO), surrogate pregnancies(NO) Euthanasia, No against ALL Abortion(no loopholes for rape,etc), embryonic stem cell research and manipulation, operating table harvesting(killing those prematurely for their organs and goes unnoticed),voluntary euthanasia(suicide), gay marriage(NO), illicit sex before marriage(NO), etc, etc)
Paging my fellow Lutherans...
Agreed. Lutheran Satire is just the name of the facebook page that originally posted this.
They also have a youtube channel:
BTW, Catholics have the Word of the Lord and Sacraments too.
Good satirical analysis about the liberals, though.
Be rooted in Christ!
- Bishop Doran
Couldn’t do it without taking a pot shot at Catholics. But thanks for posting.
You’re welcome but I don’t see how this particular post was critical of Roman Catholics. I thought it gave a fair description of a key aspect of their church.
Youre welcome but I dont see how this particular post was critical of Roman Catholics. I thought it gave a fair description of a key aspect of their church.
...there are four marks of the Catholic Church, stipulated at each Mass in the text of the Nicene Creed...and none of them concern papal supremacy...
Luther posted a list of theses (propositions) to be debated. Obama despises debate.
Yet another Lutheran satire. Getting tired of these.
I posted this thread several weeks ago.
It’s run by one person, Rev. Hans Fiene.