The latest issue of “Living Lutheran”, the official magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has a glowing report on this summer’s gathering of 31,000 Lutheran teenagers. At this gathering, speakers affirmed homosexuality and transgenderism. “After the Gathering, (teenager) Alicia has a firm stance on LGBTQ issues…(She said) ”God is for everyone. Now I can finally say this is what I believe in and this is what my church believes in…” (see here)
How sad that when you send a Lutheran teenager to the ELCA’s national teen gathering, they come back knowing they are now pro-gay and pro-transgender and that this is the stance of their denomination. The Bible is clear that homosexual behavior is sin (Romans 1:24-27, I Corinthians 6:9-11) and Jesus taught that God made us “male and female”, not transgender (Matthew 19:4-6). This has been the belief of virtually all Christians for 2,000 years with the exception of the last forty years as some Protestant denominations have been overtaken by liberalism.
As the ELCA continues to corrupt teenagers and drift from God’s Word, I believe its numbers will continue to shrink at the alarming rate that has occurred since 2009 when the ELCA decided to allow its pastors to be practicing homosexuals.
In Christ our Lord,
Pastor Tom Brock