I don’t expect non-Lutherans to believe what Lutherans do. I do expect Lutherans to believe what Lutherans do. Especially Lutheran pastors. Rev. Dan Delzell, the pastor of Wellspring Lutheran Church in Papillion, Nebraska,is a regular writer for ChristianPost.com. As we blogged earlier, last year he wrote a piece denying what Lutherans believe about the Lord’s Supper. Now he has written another piece denying what Lutherans believe about baptism.So how can he call himself a Lutheran?
His congregation is a member of the Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ (LCMC). That’s the conservative breakaway group from the ELCA. I’m curious too in what sense that denomination is conservative. Do they not have any doctrinal supervision? How is it conservative if they allow their pastors to reject what the Lutheran confessions say about the Sacraments? Is opposing homosexual pastors the only sense in which it’s “conservative”?
I’m also curious about Rev. Delzell’s congregation. I couldn’t find anything particularly Lutheran about it on its website. So why doesn’t it just become another generic evangelical non-denominational church like all the others? Wouldn’t everyone be happier?