Imagine driving down the road and passing by a beautiful old Christian church. Now imagine that church has a huge painting of a bare breasted women/goddess on it for all to see. Not only that, the mural also includes an eight armed goddess named Kali. Kali is a Hindu goddess. Hard to conceive of, but that is what you will find beginning this November if you drive passed the ELCA's Ebenezer Lutheran Church (also know as herchurch) in San Francisco, CA. The church plans on placing this mural on their church tower for everyone to see.
The ELCA church's website tells us about the mural saying,
“The Goddess mural will rise 64 feet high with four basic symbolic representations of the divine feminine: The Earth Mother, the Black Madonna, the Christ-Sophia, and an androgynous Kali-Kundalini figure whose chakras merge with the phases of the moon and the universe. They will be surrounded by colorful and playful animals, birds, plants and earth’s elements.” (see here)
Here is a link that shows what the mural will look like (on the left hand side of the page).
A fundraising page for herchurch's project has this to say about the mural, “Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran (herchurch) refers to the Divine Presence through many names and metaphors. More than 50,000 years ago the sacred one was called mother. Breaking recent tradtion from male diety, this mural aims to herald the return of the feminine divine in modern Christian, interfaith and feminist spirituality.” (see here)
Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran has been worshiping pagan gods for quite a while now, with the full knowledge and approval of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. I say this because it is a fact that ELCA leadership know what is being taught and what goes on at this church, and they allow it to continue. (see here, here and here) They have the power, authority and responsibility to stop it and they do not. A church leader from the ELCA Office of the Presiding Bishop even spoke at a herchurch feminism conference showing the audience pictures of a female Jesus. (see here)
The fundraising page goes on to say the painting will be, “Attached via panels to the East face of the purple herchurch tower, this mural promises to be a focal point in the world famous San Francisco mural collection. . .The dream is to share the beauty to all who pass and prophetically envision our mission of rebirthing the divine feminine in ourselves, the church and the world.”
A Hindu goddess (as well as the other pagan gods) lifted up and worshiped by a Christian church is pure wickedness. They are blatantly breaking the commandment set by God, "You shall have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:3) It is offensive, sinful, blasphemous and evil. ELCA members, know this: your leadership allows it!
What kind of God-honoring Christian denomination would do that? And what about the huge painting of a topless woman/goddess being placed on the church tower? Children will see it. Yet, many of you will still support the ELCA.
Think about it. Is this the kind of denomination you want to be part of? Sure it's no fun to leave your ELCA church, the one you have been going to for so long, the one that has so many of your friends attending. But remember, your church is part of the ELCA which allows goddess worship and openly stands against God's Word in so many areas. This is a denomination that has taught YOUR pastor.
So what is more important to you, going to your comfortable church or going to a church that believes the Bible and worships the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His Son Jesus Christ? One day you may need to justify your decision to God Almighty.
3/15/2013 11:28:32 pm
Realistically, Dan, how could the ELCA ever upbraid one of its churches for naked-Hindu-goddess worship when the denomination's presiding bishop writes to Muslims, "The one God whom we worship is a God not only of judgment, but of mercy and peace."
3/16/2013 08:51:37 am
To the laity of "herchurch". If you want to save your souls and get back to a real confessional Lutheran Church, look for the nearest member congregation of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod where you will hear the real gospel.
3/16/2013 01:21:55 am
This is very serious. Reading the press over the last few days, it is becoming more and more clear that the issue of homosexuality is rising to the forefront of the spiritual attack on the Gospel. Today there is a comment by James Koenig on the ELCA Facebook page -- and a response from Jan Rizzo, an editor of Living Lutheran. Here is an excerpt:
3/18/2013 06:00:01 am
Thanks to the ELCA's carnivorous leaders who have a voracious appetite for sheep, every ELCA church effectively has this credo posted on its front-lawn message board: "Everything -- and we mean everything -- that remains in our bowdlerized Bibles is negotiable. Make us an offer."
3/16/2013 10:24:17 am
I've written to the PB..his office said it was an issue for the local bishop. Weenies.
3/18/2013 01:29:19 pm
Dave from Minnesota
3/19/2013 11:37:50 am
I drove by an Episcopalian church in St Paul, Minnesota today. Like some ELCA churches near it, they had two things in front of their church.
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