Families will gather. Congregations will join in worship. Children will sing songs of praise. As Christmas approaches, it’s my confident prayer that God grant you and your loved ones a blessed and joyful celebration of our Savior’s birth!
The last “Together” included a report about the latest meeting between WELS/ELS and the Church of the Lutheran Confession. That report stated:
“Also in November, representatives of WELS and the ELS met with counterparts from the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC). The CLC was formed in the 1950s when a number of congregations left the Wisconsin Synod because they believed that the synod was not acting quickly enough to break fellowship with the Missouri Synod.”
A better and more accurate way to describe the reason why congregations and individuals left the synod would be to state that “they were of the conviction that the Wisconsin Synod was not acting in accordance with the scriptural principles articulated in Romans 16:17.”