Does the ELCA Northeastern Iowa Synod Bishop Steven Ullestad not know scripture? Was he not thinking? Or did he say something that best helped his cause? To do and say anything he could to keep a ELCA church from leaving the denomination and his synod.
Bishop Ullestad had this to say, "(t)he Bible says, in Ezekiel 16, that the sin of Sodom is that she had pride, excess food, and prosperous easy but did not aid the poor and needy. So who are the Sodomites, according to scripture, has nothing to do with any sexual activity, it has to do with those that have money don't share it with the poor. Those are the Sodomites. That is not what you will find in Webster's Dictionary as the definition but it is what the Bible says." (listen here)
But if you read Jude 1:7, you will hear differently. It says, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
That sounds like sexual activity to me! People of the ELCA, don't just believe what your leaders say. Study the Bible and know scripture so you are not deceived by those who may twist God's words to make their beliefs acceptable.
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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