(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
Many years ago the senior pastor, now deceased, of Roseville Lutheran Church in Minnesota would stand with us conservative pastors against the heresies that were invading the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. That was before 2009, when the ELCA officially voted to ordain practicing homosexual, bisexual and transgender pastors. Below you will see something that would make that senior pastor weep. Roseville Lutheran is about to hire a woman who identifies as a man as pastor.
You will notice the first thing she (I can’t say “he”) tells people is that she is a “transman” and uses “he/him/his pronouns” and has a “husband”. If you watch the below video, the call committee explains “the Holy Spirit” guided them to choose this candidate.
It sounds like it hasn’t been voted on yet, so please say a prayer that this once biblical congregation would follow Christ and not our confused culture. Sadly, this congregation is right in line with the ELCA which some months ago elected the world’s first transgender bishop.
I'll say it again: If you care about the authority of Scripture, time to leave the ELCA,
Pastor Tom Brock
For call committee video tap here (or see below): https://youtu.be/YF9UNUFl4DA
"Greetings from Marty
Hello! My name is Marty Wyatt and I am thrilled to join Roseville Lutheran as your Associate Pastor. I am a transman and use he/him/his pronouns – but that’s only one aspect of who I am. I grew up about an hour north of the cities on a small family farm and now live in North Minneapolis with my husband Tanner, our two dogs and two cats."
(this greeting can be found here)
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
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