If I leave Lutheranism, I will probably stop going to church entirely.
I am just thinking, well, if the pastor believes the Gospel should predominate, like Walther did, then I am ok, you are ok, so what is the problem? Nothing. So, life becomes boring.
The BoC says the Law and the Gospel should be preached equally, I read that as saying neither one should predominate.
I am typical Walther critic so here I go....
Preaching the Law I believe is the problem. There are those who preach it with the idea that you can do it. That is a problem.
Then there are those that, well, do not preach it all, following Walther's theorem, the Gospel should predominate. This theorem believes that the man in the street is already taken in by the Law. This theorem believes that man admits already that he is a sinner. This presupposition is not correct.
This is not true. The man down the street, does not believe he is a sinner. This is one of the blunders of Walther. In fact, according to Romans 1, people deny or suppress this truth.
I read once Luther even said, he needed to go to the Scriptures to make him believe he is a sinner.
After leaving Pentecostalism, I joked of Andre Crouch's song Christ is the Answer, famous in Pentecostal circle. Well, I said with the others, if Jesus is the answer, so what is the problem?