In advance of our observance of Reformation Day, Pr. Paul McCain has written an excellent blog post Does Being Lutheran Still Matter?
The answer, of course, is Yes.
But, I have a follow-up question.
Pr. McCain quotes C.F.W. Walther on the nature of a true Lutheran's subscription to the Lutheran Confessions:
My question is, "Does being Lutheran still mean this?"
In other words, do Walther's theological descendants –the pastors of the LCMS– still believe that the Lutheran Confessions are the pure, divine truth, because they agree with the Bible on all points? Do they still acknowledge the Lutheran Confessions without reservation and show their willingness to be obligated to them?
Being Lutheran still matters. But, are the pastors of the LCMS still Lutheran?