Since DP Buchholz references his suspension letter to me in his report, I thought it would be wise to repost my reply to him and the district presidium from October, 2012, exposing some of his errors.
Those who wish to study further the errors of Universal / Objective Justification are also encouraged to read all the essays and articles on the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America (ELDoNA).
- has died for all people and paid for the sins of all people;
- has made atonement for the sins of the world;
- has been obedient to the Law for all people and has made satisfaction for the sins of all people;
- has earned and acquired righteousness, forgiveness of sins, life and salvation for all men;
- has redeemed the world;
- wants all men to be saved;
- truly offers and gives the forgiveness of sins in the Word of the Gospel, without any merit or worthiness on our part.
- God has forgiven all people, but if you don’t believe, then you’re forgiven but not forgiven, even though all people are forgiven, and you stand both righteous and condemned before God at the same time. ?????
- God declared all people righteous on Easter Sunday—which includes the wicked souls in hell. ?????
- Jesus saved all people, but not all people are saved. ?????
- All people were justified before they were born, but stand condemned already at the time of their birth. ?????
- God has changed the status of all people to “righteous,” but still counts unbelievers among the “unrighteous.” ?????
- God has declared all people righteous, either by imputing to all people the righteousness of Christ apart from faith (as many WELS statements teach), or by not imputing to them the righteousness of Christ at all (as Pr. Buchholz teaches). ?????
- God has acquitted all people in his courtroom of divine justice, but sentences those who have been acquitted to eternal death if they don’t believe it. ?????
Christ’s unworthy servant,