Rev. Rydecki writes in the preface:
Most notably, reacting to Calvinism's double predestina tion, Huber began to teach that God had elected all men in eternity to salvation ("universal election"), and that God had not only redeemed the entire human race through the substitutionary death of Christ (which the Lutheran theologians also taught), but that God, for the sake of the merits of Christ, had also justified the entire human race, apart from faith ("universal justification"). In spite of his teachings of universal election and justification, Huber appears never to have reached the conclusion of modern Universalism that the entire human race will eventually be received into eternal life. He continued to insist that faith was essential for obtaining eternal salvation and that a person who rejected the Gospel would thereby forfeit the justification already pronounced upon the human race.
When Huber's novel terminology and doctrine were re jected by the faculty at Wittenberg, Huber then began to accuse his colleagues, especially Leyser and Hunnius, of Calvinism. When no reconciliation could be achieved even after the intervention of foreign theologians, Huber was dismissed from his professorship at Wittenberg and banished from the country in 1595. Nevertheless, his polemical writings and public accusations against the fac ulty at Wittenberg continued for several years, prompting inter mittent responses by both Leyser and Hunnius
Observe the UOJer's position:
a.) They deny they are universalist, just like Huber.
b.) They affirm that the human race have been justified universally, apart from faith, just like Huber. See their synodical statements, you will find they teach in effect that God has declared the world already righteous in Christ. Just ask them if man by virtue of Romans 4:25 (their favorite mishandled verse) have been declared righteous already, apart from faith.
c.) When confronted of making faith of no consequence, they deny that too, and like Huber insist on faith, and its lack forfeit the one stated in b.)
Observe further, UOJers call pejoratively their critics as Calvinists, just like Huber! Observe too how UOJers insists on UOJ/OJ/SJ terminology! Even Robert Preus, prior to his Justification and Rome book insisted on these categories and terms too! You can read their blabbering on this terminology - just wander of at Steadfast Lutheran (Waltherian) blog.
Now ask yourself the question, if Huber (and by extension UOjers) was correct on justification, why did the signers and editors of the Book of Concord banish him from their company?
Of course, when you tell UOJers they are Huberites they find this truth hard to swallow and so they deny they are. They play blind.
Isn't there truth in the saying, if something walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, it is a duck?
Now please do not get me started on Hunnius' Thesis #1, because the more there the UOJer will be indicted by that thesis and their denial will show they are exercising sophistry.