Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dr. Duane Priebe reflects on "controversial" notes from Lutheran Study Bible

So I didn't think it was such a big deal but some people have been upset/confused by some of the notes in the new Lutheran Study Bible. One particular note says the following re the "Great Commission"

Jesus now sends the disciples to make disciples of all nations. That does not mean make everyone disciples. Most people who are helped by Jesus and believe in him never become disciples. Jesus includes in salvation people who do not believe in him or even know about him. Disciples are students, called for the sake of the world to learn from Jesus and to bear witness to the kingdom.

Makes sense to me but apparently this is some sort of evidence the ELCA is going to hell in a handbasket. Erik Ullestad over at Koinonia went to the source and got an explanation from Dr. Priebe himself. It's worth a read!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for pointing us to this discussion. We were having this very conversation a month and a half ago at my weekly text study group. I'm going to pass this along.