(the following is from Pastor Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org)
The liberal-leaning Metro Lutheran in its March 2014 issue has a glowing, front page article about ELCA Lutheran congregations in Minnesota that let Muslims use their worship space. Here is the response I sent:
It was with sadness that I read your report of Lutheran churches offering their worship space so that Muslims can worship Allah. The rationale given by one of the pastors was "our Christian faith calls us to help our neighbors". But are we loving people by helping them stay Muslims? Jesus taught that He is the only way of salvation (John 14:6) and the Apostles taught the same (Acts 4:12). If we truly love people we will urge them to come to Christ for salvation, not help them worship Allah.
Can you imagine Martin Luther promoting the religion of Islam? Please pray for the ELCA. It's time people leave it for a more Biblical branch of Lutheranism.
Pastor Tom Brock
3/7/2014 11:31:19 pm
No surprise in this latest ELCA nudge toward syncretism. Even the top ELCA leadership has shown itself copacetic with whatever-floats-your-boat "spirituality."
3/13/2014 11:16:15 am
I haven't been able to access www.elca.org for the last six weeks. Anyone else having the same problem?
Rev. Frederik V. Jensen
3/12/2014 08:38:36 am
It saddens me to think that our Lutheran Church today is becoming so syncretistic. They have picked up the old jargon from the street which says, "It really doesn't matter what you believe as long as you are sincere!" I, for one, believe that Islam is the closest thing to "anti-Christ" in this modern age. Christians are regarded as infidels - churches are being destroyed or burned in Muslim nations. Allah is not the god who has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. Muslims do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God! Our faith is firmly rooted in Him who died on a cross for all people and the rose from the dead on Easter morning so that all who believe in Him might not perish, but have everlasting life.
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