I have, from time to time, gone across to look at the “Mild Colonial Boy’s” blog. We share some things in common–eg. a love for the Monarchy–but not much. In the past, I have wondered about his religious affiliation, but it has been a while since I looked at his profile (now updated), and this blog on the Papacy as the Anti-Christ proves it: He is, as he states in his profile “a Sectarian Protestant (Lutheran)”, but not your regular kind of Lutheran Church of Australia Lutheran, no, he belongs to the Australian Evangelical Lutheran Church (sorry for those of you who get a bit confused with these things–its a bit like the difference between the Peoples’ Front of Judea and the Judean Peoples’ Front–the AELC are the “splitters”).
Anyway, you have to hand it to these guys, they can spot the anti-christ a mile off, and are quite certain that they have made an accurate identification from their scriptural identikit:
We believe that the antichristian power of our time most closely fitting these descriptions of the antichrist in Scripture is still the Roman papacy, whose blasphemous errors, such as the anathema against justification by faith alone without works of love, the sacrifice of the mass, and the dogma of papal infallibility, represent a fearful “falling away” from the Christian faith.
But the bit I really enjoyed is at the bottom, where he kindly identifies all those poor deluded bloggers who belong to the fold of the Anti-Christ, among whom are all the usual suspects, including yours truly. Hopefully it is to us that the statement of the AELC applies, namely that despite being led by the Anti-Christ, they “believe that there will be many faithful and devoted children of God in its (the Roman Church’s) midst”!
And even funnier is the classification given to Fr Marco’s blog right at the very bottom!
Good on yer, MCB. You have earned a place in my blog links list.