Most every member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America falls under the heading “white mainline Protestants.”
- I haven't heard of any ELCA bishops publicly standing against abortion nor have I seen the denomination supporting any pro-life initiatives.
- I had always believed the ELCA leadership to be pro-abortion (read here) but now I see that the majority of ELCA members also support the killing of children in the womb.
- A pro-life supporter worshiping in an ELCA church is a lot like a pro-life supporter working for Planned Parenthood.
This comes from the ELCA worship planning resource “SUNDAYS AND SEASONS.” - “Gospel, 1st Advent: God will fulfill God's purposes and, already, hidden signs of that fulfillment abound. On that great day there will be dismay, perplexity, confusion, and terror, but God's people shall be given strength to stand boldly and receive God's promised redemption.”
Where are the pronouns? It seems like the resource is doing everything possible, in this instance, to avoid calling God “He.”
I thought the following video was worth posting. The hosts' answer a woman’s question, “Is it wrong in God's eyes to attend a church that doesn't follow the Bible?”
Here is part of their answer, “Are you born again? Seriously, are you a Christian? . . . Have you repented of your sins? Are you trusting in Jesus alone? Because if you are you will love God's word and you'll never ever support a church that is teaching error.”
Start watching at the 7 minute mark -