ELCA National Magazine Talks About “God as Breath, God as Water, God as Mother”
(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
Living Lutheran, the official magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has a recent article entitled “Who is God?” The author is Erin Strybis who is content editor of Living Lutheran and who writes “These days I long for a softer God. God as Breath. God as Water. God as Mother. God as Healing.” In many of its articles, Living Lutheran tortures the English to avoid calling God “He”.
But Jesus never prays to God as “Mother”￼, only as “Father.” This past summer the ELCA passed a resolution calling for more “inclusive and expansive language for God”. My alma mater, the ELCA’s Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, periodically offers prayers to God as “Mother”.￼
It is tragic and arrogant when people think they can improve upon Jesus’ language for God.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
(See article here)
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The ELCA has been heavy into Bible-trampling emendations for many years. Witness this blog post by Pastor Eric:
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This is not the expressions of the Trinitarian God. God the Father is the specific father of Jesus Christ. The first person of the Holy Trinity is a specific Person not a generalised amorphous metaphor.
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