(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 below church had a godly, biblical pastor. He helped conservative pastors like myself stand against the pro-gay onslaught that has now overtaken the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. But this church stayed in the ELCA. Today this church has a transgender pastor.
That is the danger of staying in an heretical denomination. Liberal bishops help direct you to your next pastor. And a pastoral candidate can sound very biblical during the interview phase, so you have to ask direct questions like: Do you believe there is a hell? Do you believe Jesus is the only way of salvation? Do you believe we should worship “God the Mother”? What do you believe about abortion, transgenderism and homosexuality? Those questions will help scout out whether you want that pastor or not. But even if you can still find a biblical pastor in an unbiblical denomination, I would still get out while you can.
And please say a prayer for the United Methodists who are now splitting over homosexuality. Pray that many congregations will leave United Methodism and join the new, biblical Methodist group that is forming called the Global Methodist Church.
Pastor Tom Brock
PS. Just a reminder, Jesus said there are two sexes, male and female (Matthew 19:4). If you are a female and you think you are a male, you are still a female—even if you take hormones and now have a beard.
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.
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