Recently I spoke with a high ranking employee at ELCA headquarters in Chicago, in order to confirm that the ELCA teaches and uses redaction criticism in Biblical interpretation. This person did confirm that the ELCA teaches redaction criticism and said he had read some of the information on Exposing the ELCA. This ELCA leader was concerned about some of what he read. I welcomed him to discuss it with me, if he wanted to, and when he had time. He contacted me about a week later to discuss his concerns. Unfortunately, this person was noticeably angry and upset in regard to what was written about the ELCA on my website. At that point, I stopped and informed him that we needed to speak with kindness and respect, and if he couldn’t do that, we needed to end the conversation. I repeated that I was interested in speaking with him, but it must be a dialog, not a monologue, and it must be with respect. In short order, this person decided he wasn’t interested in continuing the conversation.
The ELCA should be upset with us. Exposing the ELCA is exposing the truth about what the ELCA teaches and believes. We are informing Christendom of the ELCA’s heretical views and policies. The ELCA doesn’t want their members to know the truth. The more people that know, the fewer who will support them.
I have put together a list of over 30 questions to be used when asking bishops or pastors about the ELCA. They are questions which tackle many issues, and they will help to clarify the ELCA’s positions. For a gift of $100 or more to the work of Exposing the ELCA, we will send you this helpful resource. See the donation button on the right side of this webpage.
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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