(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
If you have the stomach for it, go to minute 30 in the below video and watch this pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America say that we should not necessarily assume Jesus was straight. Then the pastor uses the rest of his sermon to explain that Christians have misinterpreted the Bible for 2000 years and the verses which clearly forbid homosexuality, well, they really don't.
I have acquaintances who go to this congregation and I am grieved they are there. Central Lutheran Church of Elk River, Minnesota, left the ELCA years ago and joined a more biblical branch of Lutheranism, but there were liberals who wanted to stay in the ELCA and they formed the below church. The whole worship service below is dedicated to "Reconciling in Christ Sunday', a day in which many ELCA Lutherans celebrate the LGBT movement.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
PS As a rebuttal to this sermon, see my article "What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?" at pastorsstudy.org
1/16/2023 05:44:05 pm
Supporting a sin is a sin. He is definitely mentally confused. He actually thinks he is speaking with biblical authority. Shame on that congregation for supporting sin.
1/16/2023 06:52:40 pm
"Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone!" [Hos. 4:17]
1/18/2023 10:47:42 am
My issue is why be ethically and academically dishonest? They have to twist, wrangle, and then postulate through scripture what they think scripture says because they either don't believe what scripture says, or they believe that the Bible is wrong and that they are right. I don't understand how someone can wear a pastor/priest's collar and stand there and twist what scripture says to fit their narrative. Don't they know that judgement waits for them? It is one thing to reach out to those that are LGBT, tell them that God wants them to come to Him, and try to love people where they are. But, it is a whole other thing to twist scripture to fit a narrative that doesn't even exist just to make people feel better.
1/18/2023 11:49:29 am
Modern day Pharisees attempting once again to tarnish the name of our Lord. They will pass away as they did in centuries past without a trace. Jesus Christ will stand above it all. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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