Lets take a look at the failure of ELCA leadership and pastors to teach Scriptural truth to their congregations and see how liberal teaching in the church could be affecting the church members beliefs. This is the first in a series of blogs Exposing the ELCA will post sharing the Pew Research Center's findings.
God's Word is clear that there is a hell. But only a little over half of Mainline Lutherans believe in it. This is an indictment of the ELCA leadership. Congregants need to understand the danger of sitting under Bible-denying spiritual leaders.
This Pew Research Center survey questioned "Lutherans in the Mainline Tradition." I believe the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is the only Lutheran denomination considered to be in the Mainline Tradition.
Here is a link to this survey.
11/3/2016 02:31:19 pm
Actually, I'm surprised that many still support this biblical teaching...
11/3/2016 09:52:17 pm
I too am surprised over half of mainline lutherans believe in hell. I think the NALC, LCMC, and some independent lutherans are still considered mainline, which probably counterbalances the ELCA a bit. I am not surprised that over 10% are other / don't know, meaning that even in an anonymous survey they can't give a straight answer.
11/4/2016 09:13:35 pm
In our ELCA church we never hear about Hell or Heaven. Maybe heaven at a furneral. No wonder the younger people don't recognize the concept of Hell. Actually most younger members never hear about sin the way we older members remember being taught. Today there really is no definition of what sin is.
11/5/2016 10:40:39 am
"The demand that God should forgive [a wicked] man while he remains what he is, is based on a confusion between condoning and forgiving. To condone an evil is simply to ignore it, to treat it as if it were good. But forgiveness needs to be accepted as well as offered if it is to be complete: and a man who admits no guilt can accept no forgiveness....
11/8/2016 01:05:38 pm
All Lutheran denominations are considered mainline, not just the ELCA.
11/8/2016 01:32:52 pm
You maybe right, Dave but I''m not finding that in my research. See these links. The only Lutheran denominations they speak of are ELCA.
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