(The following article was written a couple weeks ago by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and twitter - here.)
August 8-13 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will have its national convention in New Orleans. The ELCA website lists topics for the assembly, but I cannot find a word about evangelism. Instead it states this:
"God's Grace in Action Afternoon" will offer experiential learning on several topics to inspire participants to take action back home, including: Music, Justice and Peace; From the Doctrine of Discovery to BlackLivesMatter; Human Trafficking; Care of Creation; and Food Security.
So, why is there not a word about bringing people to salvation through faith in Christ? I fear the Gospel has been supplanted by social causes. And of the ELCA's social causes, why is there not a word about rescuing unborn children from abortion? The tragic truth is that the ELCA pays for abortion, for any reason, in its healthcare plan which is funded by offering dollars.
As one Lutheran commentator observed years ago "The ELCA has looks more and more like the left wing of the Democratic Party."
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
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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