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Orthodox Lutheran Conference, The.

Organized at St. John's Ch., Okabena, Minnesota, September 26, 1951, by a small group whose mems. then or soon withdrew from LCMS in protest against alleged doctrinal deviations. Invitations had been sent to all who had signed Confession of Faith Professed and Practiced by All True Lutherans, which had been adopted November 19, 1950, at Manchester, Missouri, by the St. Louis Study Club. The Conference accepted the Bible, the Luth. Confessions as contained in the Book* of Concord, and the Brief* Statement; it endorsed 12 points listed in Part II of its Confession; it took exception to LCMS action regarding the Common* Confession. The Orthodox Luth. Sem. opened September 1952 Minneapolis, Minnesota, with P. E. Kretzmann* pres. Monthly pub. The Orthodox Lutheran and The Orthodox Lutheran Theologian. Controversy led to schism. One group continued for a few yrs. under the original name, but split further; some mems. joined WELS 1963, some remained indep., some eventually became part of Lutheran* Chs. of the Reformation; the Orthodox Luth. Conference ceased to exist. The other group, which adopted the name Concordia Lutheran Conference, reorganized the sem. 1969 and pub. The Concordia Lutheran. WHM

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