Maybe some of you have heard some of the same things in response to your beliefs. I understand what I said could have upset people, and I'm okay with that. It wasn't intended to make her mad, it was more of a statement to the liberal ELCA people that are reading my blog. My blog was tongue-in-cheek with a lot of truth thrown in. What I realized through it all is that a lot of people don't get it yet, and they need to.
This is how I responded to my relative . . . "Thanks for your comments. I love you also. But it's obvious that you haven't read much of my website. Because in it, it tells how the ELCA is saying it's ok to do a lot of things that God says we should stay away from (sin). Is the church Christian if they disregard the Bible at every turn? The ELCA says "all people are saved." The Bible doesn't. The ELCA says "please continue being an homosexual," the Bible says "Please stop." The ELCA says "Jesus didn't say what's in the Bible," "the Bible is full of errors," "there's no prophecy in the Bible," "Adam, Eve, Noah, Jonah are not real stories," "Virgin Mary? Doubt it." God says it's all true.
We are all sinners. God loves us. Everyone is offered forgiveness for whatever sin. But the issue is the Bible. For today's ELCA Church to decide they are smarter than 2000 years of Christians before them and are smarter than the Biblical authors and smarter than Jesus and God who wrote the Bible, that is not something to gleefully accept. Jesus stood up for God's word, just as I'm doing. Jesus loved the scriptures and knew they were from God (we can read his reverence for them). He quoted scripture to the Devil. There must be something special about it. Today's ELCA Church has thrown the Bible in the garbage because they think they know better than God. That is not a Church to support. They have hidden there views for too long. I will not be quiet about it. There are too many Grandma Lucille's out there who don't know what their church is doing and they are giving their time and money to support those people who have led the ELCA away from God. People need to know."