(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
On April 30, 1987, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was born. Looking back on its 35 year history, head bishop Elizabeth Eaton stated "It's not our intent to water down or minimize the gospel word, but to share the good news to make it rooted in tradition and radically relevant."
The ELCA is certainly radical, but has it not watered down the gospel? Eaton told a Chicago newspaper Hell "may exist, but I think it's empty". The ELCA passed a resolution stating that "we do not know" what God thinks of non-Christian religions. The ELCA has the world's first transgender bishop. The ELCA pays for abortion for any reason with offering dollars in the denomination's healthcare plan. The past two years Eaton has produced gay pride videos celebrating June gay pride month (the ELCA ordains practicing homosexuals).
If that isn't "watered down", I don't know what is.
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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