A slippery slope

I send this letter in response to the April Lutheran Witness article by Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier, “Reservations about the Resurrection?” Undoubtedly, much solid historical information was shared. My problem with the article, however, is that there was no mention of the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, including the Resurrection accounts, by the Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21). When Prof. Maier speaks about differences in the Resurrection accounts, he views them as “inconsistencies” rather than saying they are at best alleged inconsistencies. Going down the historical-critical path in reviewing the sacred Scriptures is a slippery slope. Better would be to review and take to heart the words of “Brief Statement of the Doctrinal Position of the Missouri Synod” (1932)—”Of the Holy Scriptures,” pp. 3-4.

Rev. Thomas I. Krueger
Milwaukee, Wis.


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