The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's downward spiral of apostasy took a huge leap when the Southwest California Synod ELCA elected the first ever homosexual bishop of the denomination. “The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected as bishop of the Southwest California Synod ELCA” announced a facebook post by the synod. (See synod facebook page here)
Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin's faculty profile at California Lutheran University where he teaches says this, "Dr. Erwin is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; he and his partner Rob Flynn are members of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, CA...” (see here)
Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin was ordained as a pastor in the ELCA two years ago. A press release by Lutherans Concerned/North America at the time stated “R. Guy Erwin, a teaching theologian at California Lutheran University (CLU), was ordained in the Samuelson Chapel of that institution at 10:00 a.m. on May 11, 2011. He is both gay and in a committed same-gender relationship. His ordination, the fulfillment of a lifetime desire, is made possible by the change in policy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that followed the decision of the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly to allow ministers in committed, same-gender relationships to serve in the church.” (see here)
This is a game changer friends. The approval of homosexuality has always been open defiance of God by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America but now this action announces it to the world and defines what the denomination is about and what they believe.
6/1/2013 05:02:36 am
Well, there is one group of churches that won't be ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts. In fact, this guy may lead the charge to get as many BSA troops as he can in his area. The mere thought makes him go weak in the knees.
6/1/2013 05:22:29 am
Romans 1:32 “who, knowing the righteous judgment of
6/1/2013 01:04:24 pm
Guy Erwin is a "teaching theologian"? In the Ear-tickling Lutheran Church in America, that figures. And now he'll be a bishop. Talk about putting yet another wolf in charge of the sheepfold.
Dave from Minnesota
6/1/2013 01:49:53 pm
He was ordained just 2 years ago? And now is a bishop? Is the normal? Or was this done just to stick it to traditional Biblical Christians.
6/2/2013 04:56:59 am
Bishop Erwin is part Osage Indian. It is so much easier to fool the sheep when ethnicity, race and sexual orientation are mixed. Now we await the election of the first openly lesbian bishop. When that happens, the ELCA will have succeeded in arranging - in a nice, neat row -- all the deck chairs on the Titanic.
6/2/2013 04:18:02 pm
" From where will the ELCA get its "new recruits"? "
6/2/2013 09:56:48 pm
It's no wonder. On one side, there's incessant pro-homosexual propaganda, not to mention coercion, from the news and entertainment media, the schools and colleges (and seminaries), the apostate churches like the ELCA, and many agencies of government.
6/3/2013 10:44:23 am
Do you think the "7 in 10 young adults who favor gay marriage" will be faithful, contributing ($$) church members? Not a chance. At least 9 in 10 think their "spirituality is in the heart" and have no interest in church. When I wrote my comment, I was thinking of the people who have already felt "called" to the Christian life -- whether from Protestant or Catholic or "Nones" backgrounds.
6/2/2013 09:46:09 am
Just as Pharaoh charged recklessly on in pursuit of the Israelites, oblivious to the wall of water on either side of his army, the ELCA continues to self-destruct through the arrogance and spiritual corruption of much of its leadership.
6/2/2013 01:05:44 pm
Sadly, it isn't just ECLA. I am a Presbyterian and we narrowly dodged the same bullet. Main line churches are self destructing because they have embraced leftist political positions.
6/3/2013 09:42:21 am
Whatever the corrupted leadership of the ELCA dissintegrates it into, I do wish we could refrain from using the word "gay." Call it like it is "homosexuality." Seven syllables but, look it up!...not a cute little word to define such a determined, ungodly lifestyle.
6/3/2013 11:14:09 am
As a 25 year member of my local ELCA church, I am sickened by this. For 4-5 years I've been attending Roman Catholic and LCMS churches in my area. It is my saving grace so to speak. Re: ELCA---"I'm outta here!"
6/4/2013 02:32:12 am
We must get over the notion that the ELCA (Ex-Lutheran Cult of Apostasy) is a church. It is not...
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