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Why Do They Use the Chi-Rho?
Remember when I asked why would a discernment ministry use such an obviously Catholic symbol used by the Pope? As I asked on the comment section... "How can they speak out against the Emergent movement when Lutheranism has retained sacramentalism and many facets of Rome?" One of the main endeavors of the Emergent movement IS to return Christians to sacramentalism. Why do I see their radio station promoted even by evangelicals and others when Lutheranism includes infant baptism, celebration of the "church calendar" and sacraments?
There are many kind Lutheran people don't get me wrong, there are some I care about very much who are told what I believe. Their churches have some truths regarding salvation by faith, but don't forget the Lutheran church is liturgical and sacramental. It is part of the false church system. The founder of Pirate Radio is Chris Rosebrough.
This website admits he converted to Lutheranism out of American Evangelicalism
Chris Rosebrough is not only the courageous and generous man who spearheaded the effort to get Issues, Etc. back on the air, he also has a great “testimony” about how he converted to Lutheranism out of American Evangelicalism, in which, to quote Chris, he was on his way to hell. Confessional Lutheranism means salvation in Christ for Chris and we invite you to hear that story at the first annual Brothers of John the Steadfast national conference, Friday and Saturday, February 13-14, 2009 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois.
The theme of the conference is one of BJS’s major emphases – “Establishing and Promoting New Lutheran Media in Support of the Gospel.” We will also be having speakers and sessions devoted to our other major themes: the liturgy, male headship in the church and at home, and confessional growth.
Chris is a great choice to spearhead our list of speakers since he started his own internet Christian radio station, Pirate Christian Radio. Chris has also been intimately connected to the other two heroes of new Lutheran media, our friends Issues Etc. host Pastor Todd Wilken and show producer and the “hardest working man in radio” Jeff Schwarz. We also encourage you to check out Chris’s website Extreme Theology.
Discussion of the Pirate Christian Radio Station on a Lutheran website
More Lutheran Ties Discussed
Chris Rosebrough's Lutheran writings [in internet archives]
Chris Rosebrought attends and speaks at Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference, a Lutheran conference [LCMS]
After Mr. Rosebrough’s presentation, Bethany celebrated Vespers. The music and the liturgy were very beautiful, and took full advantage of the Missouri Synod’s excellent new hymnal Lutheran Service Book.Ok, some of you may be asking, "So what if the guy is a Lutheran"?
There are Lutheran churches that are more conservative, while they cling to the altar and false rites of Rome that have been altered or watered down, there are those Lutherans who reject the one world religion and what they see as the fall into apostasy. I even have read a Lutheran newspaper that was very conservative before, it had family in the title if I am remembering right that considered the pope the Antichrist. So as I write this I realize there are differences even among Lutherans, same as there are among the Baptists, there is a wide range between a liberal ecumenical American Baptist for instance, and an independent fundamentalist baptist.
Speaking of Baptists though, Pirate Christian Radio is advertised on a lot of evangelical and Baptist websites and other discernment ministries like Apprising. Apprising, I do not trust given the advancement of Walter Martin. Pirate Christian Radio is advanced on a lot of supposed evangelical and other websites. I have removed the Museum of Idolatry link because of it's promotion of Pirate Christian Radio.
You know people may recognize some errors, Pirate Radio warns about Furtick, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyers, the Emergents, and tells some truths, from that angle, but this does not mean they are not immersed into serious error themselves.