December 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
2011 finds the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America still touched by the aftermath of historic and controversial changes made by the Churchwide Assembly more than a year ago. Continue Reading
Tags: 11 for 2011, bill rindy, elca, larry wohlrabe, Religion 6 Comments »
The real story is that more than 95 percent of ELCA congregations chose to stay in the ELCA, but alas the media likes to talk about controversy and so distorts most things. I find it interesting that the Bible talks about the evils of usury (charging high interest rates) almost 100 times but conservatives choose to focus on the four passages which speak of homosexuality – most of which are vague. Elites and the establishment, however, make a lot of money off usury – a real threat to families – and that’s really America’s religion isn’t it – the worship of money.
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It might just be nitpicky but you’d think a seminary trained guy would not say that loving our neighbors is the Great Commandment. The greatest commandment is to love God, with our whole mind, soul and body. Loving our neighbor is subservient to that.
That though is why the controvery, the ELCA has lost faith in the Bible and because of that, the faith they speak of is not in many cases the faith taught by the Bible. They often substitute the social gospel for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, even to the point of believing salvation is because you are a good person and there are more ways to be saved than through faith in Jesus.
It’s a nice bunch of nice people, just not the Christian faith.
The homosexual issue has been overblown, that’s at most a symptom of the real problems.
So now they want to move on? That is how liberal dialogue works. They get what they want, drive out those who disagree, and then want to “move on.” No more dialogue allowed, if it is about changing back. It is a one way street. Let that be a lesson to churches that decide to compromise. If someone in your denomination starts to bleat about allowing homosexual clergy then kick them out before they kick you out.
Zardoz: I believe that the Catholics have already got the market cornered with “homosexual clergy”.
Yeah gays seem to corrupt even the purity of the Catholic church. If you are implying by your comment that the problem with molestation in the Catholic church was a homosexual problem, then +1 for you. You nailed it right on the head and have highlighted why it is important to keep homosexuals out of positions of trust and authority. Good work.
when man starts to try to do God’s job all hell will break loose.what Ego us mortals acquire!!
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