“How can some pastors be in favor of homosexual behavior when the Bible is so clearly against it?”
(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
I have heard that question more than once and the below video shows an attempt by a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to make the Bible say what it doesn’t say. For 2000 years virtually all Christians have understood the Bible to be against homosexual behavior, but a new “woke” interpretation of Scripture has sprung up showing that all the Christians before us were in darkness and now we are enlightened. I don’t think so.
I knew the pastor who served this congregation back in the 1990’s. He was a biblical, godly man. But today’s pastor below announces her preferred pronouns before sharing the new, “enlightened” interpretation of the Bible. This goes to show that a church can go from godly to awful in a matter of a few years if it has the wrong leadership. And this pastor— and the ELCA in general—is the wrong leadership.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
12/27/2021 07:30:36 am
The ELCA's "study"-driven but foundationally sin-spurred eisegesis of the Bible changes neither the Bible nor its Author. What has changed since the 1993 ELCA Council of Bishops' biblical stance against sexual sin is the current ELCA leadership's endorsement of taking the wide gate and broad road that lead to eternal destruction. [Matthew 7:13]
12/29/2021 08:19:06 pm
Just enough truth to be really dangerous!! These people are so lost in their designer reading of the Bible. They also, like some other groups, put the books they like on par with the Holy Scriptures. Such deceived people. Yes, God loves them, and I pray they will allow Holy Spirit to open the Word to them. Jesus died for them and I pray they will come to understand that. I pray
1/2/2022 02:06:51 pm
My local experience with the ELCA (to which I no longer belong) shows that the ELCA seems very confused in its identity. On the one hand, there are pastors who act very “Catholic” and utterly reject the conservative German Lutheran identities of the past, trying so hard to distance themselves from LCMS (which I view as being far superior to both the ELCA and even the new conservative splinter groups). Yet at the same time, there are actions that resemble a very watered-down lazy version of Christianity. And when you throw the ELCA’s Bible-contradicting theology and immoral stances on many issues, you have an even more confused mess.
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