(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
The Christian Church is to be about saving souls and bringing the Gospel of Christ to all nations (Matthew 28:19). But Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America told a Chicago newspaper that she believes Hell, if it exists, is empty. So if everyone is going to heaven and the Church doesn't need to save souls, what will the ELCA do with its time and money? Sadly, from a look at ELCA press releases, the answer is: preach liberal politics. Here are the recent news releases from the ELCA:
ELCA Church Council approves sanctuary church guidelines
A pastoral word on the verdict of George Floyd's murder trial
A statement from Bishop Eaton in addressing racial justice
Earth Day statement from Bishop Eaton
Bishop Eaton issues statement on gun violence
Bishop Eaton issues statement addressing anti-Asian racism
Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Lutherans participate in UN Commission on the Status of Women
ELCA leaders call on Congress to pass US Citizenship Act
Indigenous Peoples Month events
We should all be against racism, but did you notice what is conspicuously absent? Not a word about evangelism and bringing lost people to Christ. From the ELCA's own headlines, it appears the saving Gospel of Christ has taken a backseat to the ELCA's zeal for liberal politics.
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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