So in 1955 the WELS decided to wait and see what Missouri would do, in 1956 they decided to vigorously protest the LC-MS, and now in 1957 Committee No. 2 recommended, on the basis of Romans 16:17-18, to avoid the Missouri Synod.
The vote failed 61 to 77 with eight delegates abstaining. The WELS then resolved to keep vigorously protesting the LC-MS.
Because of the rejection, some started leaving the WELS.
1957 Committee No. 2 Report