...they foster denominational relativism. They are "The Fluffy". They waste my time.
Mr. Chris Atwood (of Here We Stand) has some strong kung-fu! Check out comment 5, the second paragraph or read it here:
When I chose a church in my neighborhood there are 4 things I won’t compromise on: 1) the authority and sufficiency of Scripture (oops there goes the liberal Protestant churches); 2) justification by faith alone (oops there goes the Catholics, Orthodox, and Anglo-Catholics); 3) The Real presence of Christ’s true body and blood in the sacrament; and 4) Baptismal regeneration (oops there goes all the Reformed and Revivalist Protestants). So I find with these four principles, which aren’t complicated, which aren’t based on ambiguous or hard to interpret passages, but on clear and strong Biblical statements, that suddenly only conservative Lutherans are with me. I really wish it were otherwise, I really do. But if that’s the way it is, then let God be true and every man a liar. (I do believe it is a scandal that the conservative Lutheran community is divided into LCMS and WELS/ELS communions; (this I believe is schism and unnecessary division).