(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
A few years ago a Chicago newspaper asked Elizabeth Eaton, head bishop of the liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, "Is there a Hell?" Her response: "There may be, but I think it's empty." I am not aware of one time when Bishop Eaton wrote or talked about the centrality of reaching lost souls with the saving gospel of Christ.
So if everyone is saved, the ELCA must find other things to do with its time and money. For Bishop Eaton, that has included producing two gay pride videos and the recent video below about "climate justice".
Go to elca.org and look through the ELCA's news releases and you will find much mention of liberal political causes. Sadly, evangelism is rarely mentioned and pro-life issues are absent. In fact, Eaton in a press release some time ago reminded people that the ELCA supports abortion rights.
I hope you attend a good church that preaches what Jesus preached: There is a heaven and a hell and it is only through faith in Jesus Christ that we can be saved (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:31).
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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