Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) went on Twitter and Facebook this week claiming the Son of God made errors.
God's Word says, “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth" (1 Peter 2:22), but these ELCA leaders foolishly think they know better.
If this isn't proof enough that the ELCA has a false view of Scripture and God Himself, I don't know what it will take to convince you.
(Update: It looks like WELCA deleted the tweet I originally posted. It was the same as above except it included this comment "Today is the 15th Sunday after Pentecost. Jesus corrected his errors; how will you do the same?" They have not remove this comment from Pinterest yet, you can see it here or I have taken a screenshot of it and posted at the end of this article).
This teaching is widely taught in the ELCA and widely accepted by ELCA leadership.
Just a few days ago ELCA Pastor Cindy Muse of Calvary Lutheran Church, West Chester, PA begins this video asking, "Was Jesus a racist?" Please view this video. Later, after claiming she is "Shocked" by Jesus' words she says "Jesus just uttered a racial slur."
Here is a blog from a couple months ago with two more ELCA leaders (a seminary professor and a pastor) making similar claims.
ELCA.org published a post by ELCA pastor Bob Chell, Sioux Falls, SD, on this same topic and he writes “Jesus is being rude and dismissive to the woman he encounters. That is the simplest and, I believe, best explanation.” (see here)
WELCA's Pinterest post -
9/9/2015 10:49:35 am
Such shoddy scholarship. It ignores the rest of what Jesus said and did...parables about the Good Samaritan, for instance, holding up non-Genitles to Jewish prejudices and attitudes of superiority.
9/10/2015 02:04:36 pm
I meant "holding up Gentiles," not "non-Gentiles." Excuse the error, please.
9/9/2015 11:46:59 am
ELCA's motto: "When our false teaching blatantly contradicts the Bible, no big deal. When our false teaching gets us bad PR, we'll delete it from Twitter and Facebook and our denominational website . . but still preach it to our members in the pews."
9/9/2015 02:08:01 pm
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of Salvation, first for the Jew, and then for the Gentile." In Mark chapter 7 Jesus breaks the manmade ritualistic handwashing and then declares all foods clean. This Syro-Phoenician woman is an extension of that. Jesus spreading his ministry to others who the culture would have seen as unclean, showing and proving that faith is what matters,not what we do or where we come from, that the Gospel spills over through all places and all times for people, not just for the Jews, not just for those who were living or had lived at that time.
9/10/2015 04:10:45 pm
Pastor Cindy Muse tells us that the word "dog" is a racial slur against the Gentiles. But, in the first place, there is nothing in the New Testament to support that. Apart from the story of the Syrophoenician woman, the word "dog" occurs only five times in the New Testament. In Lk 16:21 and 2 Pet. 2:22 it refers to literal dogs. In Mt. 7:6 it means those who cannot appreciate sacred or valuable things; in Rev. 22:15 the "dogs outside the city" means those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, everyone who loves and practices falsehood. In Phil. 3:2 Paul applies the term TO THE JEWS (not the Gentiles) who insisted on circumcision for all Christian converts.
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