The following are the words of Rev. Zach Johnson, a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
“Firstly, to declare that Christianity is the only 'true religion' is to place God in a box. Now don’t get me wrong, as a Christian I strongly believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and is the means that leads me to God, as well as the means that leads me to salvation. However, to say that this is the only way that God can bring people salvation or lead people to God would be very short sided on my part. God is far beyond my understanding or any human understanding. God can’t be placed in a box. We cannot put human limitations on God. This is really part of having faith. The mysteries of God are so beyond us that it leads us to continue to seek out God so that we can more fully understand this God who loves us beyond measure, and (from a Christian point of view) became human in order to reconcile humanity back to God. But to say that God can only save through Christ is to place a limitation on God. For me it’s a both/and understanding. God indeed saves through Christ, but perhaps God saves in other ways (and through other religions) too.” (See here)
Additionally, a Facebook post by ELCA pastor Zach Johnson takes offense at the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) resolution that affirms the Biblical account of God making all of creation in six days and at the article for not specifying in the article's title that it was a resolution by the LCMS. Pastor Johnson is correct when he says that this resolution "does not represent the beliefs or teachings of the ELCA." (see what the ELCA does believe and teach about creation here and here)
Shelley Bryan Wee was elected Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA last summer. Rev. Wee is the former Assistant to the Bishop at Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA.
Shortly after the election ELCA Bishop elect, Shelley Bryan Wee did something many ELCA bishops do, she marched in a gay Pride parade.
How can persons who believe God's Word that homosexuality is not God's will for people continue to support this denomination?
The following Tweet has ELCA bishop Shelley Brayan Wee telling a bisexual woman that "your sexuality...is beloved of God."
The new ELCA Bishop lists her "preferred pronouns" on her Twitter page -
On "#BiVisibilityDay" Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee calls herself an ally and replies to a gay person's tweet saying that God "celebrates YOU in all your amazing personhood." -
Sharing some Big Bang mythology Bishop Bryan Wee writes "we are both creatures of the dirt and the heavens. For the dust that formed us came from eons ago across the galaxies when stars exploded and new life emerged.
So as a creature formed by God's hands from the dust of this earth (this earth that in turn was created from stardust)..." (See below)
Additional Tweets by ELCA bishop Shelley Bryan Wee -
ELCA Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee at "the wall" -
This last Tweet is about the United Methodist vote over gay marriage -
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