Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Walther, 1906. Chapter 38, “The Members of Another Parish”

Chapter 38, “The Members of Another Parish” (pp. 2310233)

Should pastors care for those of another parish? On p. 231 Walther says the pastor should not act without the consent of the pastor from another parish except in cases of emergency. Yet if the other parish was promoting false doctrine which drove people away the pastor is free to provide care. Walther warns on p. 232 against providing absolution to those who are under an excommunication. This should not be done without reconciliation.

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