Previously, Rev. Kevin L. Strickland was the Assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA and Executive for Worship. He is married to another man.
Bishop-elect Strickland was recently featured in an article by ReconcilingWorks, a LGBT organization where he recounts:
"For many years, I felt like I was 'broken' as I fought the internal struggle to come out and say that I was gay and to not only do that but then to continue being able to serve as a pastor in this church. I felt shame, brokenness, sense of not being right. Then a dear friend and pastor, reminded me, I was exactly what God created and even in what may feel broken to me, God calls it beautiful. I now can claim that I am a beautifully and wonderfully created child of God who is gay. Being broken-open means I now live free as the person that God created me to be. In that broken-openness, there is such beauty." (See here)
In the ELCA, and world, it is common for people to say that "God made me gay." This is a lie. It diminishes who God is. God does not call sin beautiful. What is beautiful is God's grace and forgiveness in view of our sin.
The ELCA is in rapid descent into darkness, and this becomes more and more evident every week. They brazenly place their own view over that of God and His Word. God is calling His people out of this depraved denomination; if you are remaining, will you heed His call?
Before Rev. Strickland was elected Bishop of the Southeastern Synod, the ELCA's first homosexual bishop, Guy Erwin, tweeted:
ELCA Synod Bishop Kevin Kanouse came out as a homosexual while he was bishop.
Below is Rev. Tom Brock's response to the ELCA election of Kevin Strickland:
6/2/2019 05:22:20 pm
Correction: he is "married" to another man, as that word has been redefined by the Supreme Court to pander to the radical deviancy lobby. He is not married in any Christian sense of that word.
6/15/2019 12:19:19 pm
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. Now that the ELCA is celebrating PRIDE, we can see how they continue to stumble away from the Word. Whoever is of God, hears the word of God. It is truly sad that it can be so plainly stated, and yet so willfully ignored.
6/3/2019 07:08:23 am
"For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it." [Isaiah 3:9a]
6/4/2019 09:32:51 am
This is what happens when a denomination preaches self-righteousness = I am the measure of rightness. They might call it "beautifully and wonderfully created," "broken-open," "naked and unashamed," or any number of slogans, but it is basically egoism. Which leaves you with little to celebrate except "pride."
6/10/2019 01:44:52 pm
Is it still worth praying for the ELCA? Is there anything worth saving?
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
If you have been helped and blessed by Exposing the ELCA's ministry, please help us continue to proclaim the truth of God's Word to ELCA members who need to hear it.
Give online by clicking the "donate" button below:
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. - Ephesians 5:11