“Orthodoxy” or What you get when justification recedes into the background
I highly recommend that you pay a visit to Pastor Weedon’s blog site to read an excellent article by Dr. Steven Hein analyzing how it is that men who take vows to be faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions can walk away from those vows. Here’s an appetizer:
When the chief article of justification begins to wane in one’s
thinking as the chief article; when it becomes just one among all the
other articles of faith, the Devil can use whatever articles make up
one’s doctrinal passion (good in their own right) to replace it.