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Friday, November 30, 2007 

Good Is Called Evil And Evil Good

The picture in the post is the upcoming issue of Time that will be dated December 3rd.

Notice the two people that Time has pictured to portray the opposite ends of the spectrum of good and evil, Adolph Hitler and Mahatma Gandhi.

This weekend I’ll teach my high school class what we mean when we say that justification is the doctrine on which the Church stands of falls. The old Lutherans confessed the doctrine of justification against the semi-Pelagian views of the Roman church which believed that we poor sinful creature cooperated in our salvation by the merit of our works. Read Article IV of the Augustana;

Article IV: Of Justification.
1] Also they teach that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for 2] Christ's sake, through faith, when they believe that they are received into favor, and that their sins are forgiven for Christ's sake, who, by His death, has made satisfaction for our sins. 3] This faith God imputes for righteousness in His sight. Rom. 3 and 4.

What I find amusing from my confessional Christian prospective (is there anything else with me?) is where Time has placed Gandhi. Where Gandhi belongs is right next to Hitler instead of being positioned across from him. What I also understand, clear and plain as can be, is that right beneath Gandhi, right beneath Hitler, belongs yours truly as well.

There is only one individual that can be considered good, Jesus Christ the God-man who was nail to the cursed tree for bad people like Gandhi, for bad people like Hitler, and (thanks be to God!) for bad people like Frank who all too often mistakenly looks to his own works as well.

But the world being what it is, will call good evil and will call evil good. Time magazine is certainly of this world.


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