(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
Below is a recent chapel service at Luther Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Seminary chapel at my alma mater has become radical in recent years with transgender and "womanist" preachers, prayers to "Mother God", Native American spirituality, and observance of both National Coming Out Day and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the below service, the preferred pronouns of each participant are listed (he/him/his, etc.) in order to be transgender-sensitive. And the closing benediction states "May the Spirit embrace your soul in her grace", even though the Bible never refers to the Holy Spirit as "her".
Luther Seminary attendance has shrunk much since my days there and, as with other liberal seminaries, financial problems have led to the seminary selling off some of its buildings. Two ELCA seminaries in Pennsylvania had to merge into one United Seminary, whose new president, former ELCA Bishop Guy Erwin, is a homosexual with a "husband." The ELCA's Pacific Lutheran Seminary in California sold its building to a Muslim school.
The ELCA, the Episcopal Church in America, the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ, and the United Methodist Church are the most liberal denominations in America, and they have lost many members in recent years as these denominations drift further and further from Scripture.
Once again the verse comes to mind "You reap what you sow."
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
2/22/2021 06:03:15 pm
Jesus (John 16:13): "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come."
2/24/2021 07:36:37 pm
Any true believer should be totally against this criminal “Equality Act.” Curious what this “denomination’s” stance is on this??
2/25/2021 04:41:49 am
'On the Equality Act: Stand! For the Sake of God and His Truth, Stand!' -- https://stream.org/on-the-equality-act-stand-for-the-sake-of-god-and-his-truth-stand/
2/25/2021 06:28:56 am
If you think these assaults on freedom and Christianity are bad now, if they succeed with their gun grab law, things will get far worse. The Second Amendment is there to guard against tyrants just like these. The Founding Fathers were no dummies, they knew the mind of tyrants.
2/28/2021 12:06:51 pm
I went to what was once called “Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg” for one semester before dropping out (after seeing the demonic nature of the ELCA firsthand). I entered just prior to the 2009 Churchwide, unaware of what I was getting myself into. In just one semester, I had professors teaching that the entire Old Testament was metaphorical fiction based on Egyptian, Babylonian, and Greek mythology.
2/28/2021 12:42:13 pm
Thanks for sharing your first hand knowledge, Jerry! Wow! Care if I post what you said on the Facebook page and possibly other places on exposingtheelca.com?
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