(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and twitter - here.)
Brenda Smith, program director for faith practices and missional development of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is quoted in the recent ELCA's magazine The Lutheran: "Congregations would be smart to embrace the cultural norms of 2016, including the needs of young people and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, the use of technology, people’s busy schedules and the fact that the church isn't the center of life anymore".
That is precisely what is wrong with liberal, mainline denominations. They have ditched the Scriptures and have embraced today's cultural norms. That is why we have mainline denominations supporting abortion, homosexual behavior, universalism, syncretism, yoga, and other trends in our culture. These denominations need to hear and obey the clear admonition of the Apostle Paul:
"Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2).
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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