“The creation story in Genesis 1 may well be an monotheistic Hebraic adaptation of Egyptian creation myths that had influenced the Hebrew people during the Egyptian captivity.” - Don Carlson, Assistant to the Bishop in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Michael Rinehart posted this on his blog; he is Bishop of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. (read here)
Is that right, a myth? This ELCA leader takes a historic account of how God created the world as told to us by God and he tells the public that it “may well” be a myth. That is just wrong, it is a lie of the devil and it is accepted teaching in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (thousands of ELCA leaders are on public record proclaiming their support for evolution/against God’s account of creation - see here and here).
God tells us, “Every Word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6
Luke 16:31 shows us how much weight Jesus gave the books written by Moses and inspired by God, “(Jesus) said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
As Exposing the ELCA has shown, the prevailing view of ELCA leadership is that God’s creation account is not historic and not true.
Need more evidence? A poll on a popular Lutheran website frequented by many ELCA pastors and leaders asked, “How do you understand the term "yom" (day) in Genesis 1?”
The results show that:
- 2 voters marked, “I am ELCA and believe that God created all that exists in six 24-hour days.”
- 17 voters marked, “I am ELCA and do not believe that creation took place in six 24-hour days.”
- 10 voters marked, “I am ELCA and I am not sure whether the days were 24 hours or not.”
In comparison 29 LCMS voters said, “I am LCMS and believe that God created all that exists in six 24-hour days.” 6 LCMS voters said they “do not believe that creation took place in six 24-hour days.” 7 LCMS voters said they did not know. (see here - you may have to refresh the page to see the poll)
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.
If you have been helped and blessed by Exposing the ELCA's ministry, please help us continue to proclaim the truth of God's Word to ELCA members who need to hear it.
Give online by clicking the "donate" button below:
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. - Ephesians 5:11