We are living in strange days, my friends. We are living in a time when there are LCMS pastors and district presidents (and even a synodical president) are being charged with teaching a faulty Christology. We are living in a time where many of the major minds of the ELCA are either Roman Catholic or are out doing their own thing independent of the ELCA. We are living in a time where pastors feel threatened enough to form a ministerium within the LCMS as a buffer against error. We live in a time where people have to go so far as to separate themselves from the synod by forming independent Lutheran churches. We live in a time where organizations are slowly counting for less and less, and the number of Jeremiahs increase weekly if not daily. We are living in a time where "mainstream" groups link to some of the nutiest websites dealing with religion. We are living in a time where it is hard to cling to the confessions.
Thanks to Pastor Hoger for the inspiration.