(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
Years ago I graduated from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. When I attended it was moderate to liberal, today is radical with transgender and lesbian speakers and prayers to God the “Mother.”
Now and then I drive through Luther’s parking lot to see the awful bumper stickers on students’ cars. Below is one. This person fits right in with the ELCA, which pays for abortion for any reason whatsoever in its healthcare plan, a plan funded by offering dollars. That’s right, your offering dollars at work in the ELCA, paying for abortion for pastors and their families. Way back in 1997 some of us tried at a church convention to put restrictions on abortion payments, but we failed. I left that convention hall and literally shook the dust off my feet, and later led my congregation out of the ELCA to join a more biblical branch of Lutheranism.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
12/22/2021 05:56:36 am
** Unlike the ELCA, confessional Lutherans oppose the murder of God's preborn creations.
12/22/2021 04:15:30 pm
We are still "officially" on the roster of the local ELCA church but quit contributing a year ago & also have been seeking other churches to attend. We have been attending a non ELCA Lutheran church this fall & it really has much more "life" without the continuous repetitious parts of the service. No sense supporting synod bishops when there are other organizations that do a much better job of helping people in their needs. The abortion issue is just one of the things we do not support in the ELCA which they like to call "health care". Time to "shake off the dust & move on" even though it can be hard to leave your church friends.
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