As you can see, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was against this decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
How can anyone support this faux Christian denomination that is against a coach praying to God?
Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford, MA is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Below is the prayer they used in their January 23, 2022 service. (I recently shared an article about a different ELCA church changing the words of the Lord's Prayer. See here)
"THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our creator in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kin-dom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kin-dom, the power,
and the glory are yours, now and forever.
(See page 13 here)
In Matthew 6 Jesus tells us "This, then, is how you should pray" and He then gives us what we now call the "Lord's Prayer."
This ELCA church changed the words that Jesus gave us, replacing words "Father" with "creator" and "kingdom" with "kin-dom."
Scripture tells us "Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar." - Proverbs 30:5-6.
But we see this happen all the time in the ELCA.
(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
Below is a video by a bishop of the liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the eve of the election. It is a strange prayer, saying “we pray for those who want the false peace of letting things be as they have been to join in the dance of the Spirit where new things are possible...your word...dances forever...” “Radical welcome” has become a buzz phrase for acceptance of the LGBT agenda and the bishop prays for “Christ’s radical love, radical welcome, radical blessing, radical forgiveness, radical peace, radical grace and radical wholeness to all.”
What America needs is radical repentance from sin, including the sins of abortion and homosexuality. But the ELCA pays for abortion for any reason in its healthcare which is paid for by offering dollars, and the ELCA ordains practicing homosexual and transgender pastors. So don’t expect an ELCA bishop to preach on America’s need for radical repentance of these sins because, sadly, many ELCA leaders do not believe these are sins at all.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
Sadly, the ELCA has rejected Jesus' own way of referring to God as Father. They must "know better" than Him. This is not just a one time thing. It has been happening for awhile. See a few instances of that here. (click and scroll down)
The ELCA wrote this prayer in their publication, Bread for the Day and yesterday they posted the prayer on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Facebook page. (See here or below)
Radical ELCA seminarian Elle Dowd claims to be the author of this "Mother God" prayer, that the ELCA chose to use in their devotional book and on their official Facebook page. Why is ELCA leadership using her as a source for the denomination's prayers/material? See more about the author here.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
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