John 3:21

John 3:21
"It is the nature of all hypocrites and false prophets to create a conscience where there is none, and to cause conscience to disappear where it does exist." Martin Luther

Friday, January 29, 2010

The ELCA is not following the Bible Published Friday, January 29, 2010

The ELCA is not following the Bible

Published Friday, January 29, 2010
Dear fellow Evangelical Lutheran Church in America members:
I write this to inform you of the actions of the ELCA and the content of their teachings. It saddens me to say that the ELCA is a denomination that is continually following human thinking which go against the Bible and they reject God’s Word in their policies and their teaching.
This is evident in many ways:
The ELCA promotes “universal salvation.” You can find this confirmed on the ELCA Web site and in the notes contained in the Lutheran Study Bible, boldly stating, “Jesus includes in salvation people who do not believe in him or even know about him.” That is not Biblical.
The ELCA encourages homosexuality, despite God’s Word clearly stating that it is a sin and that people should refrain from such behavior.
The ELCA supports all abortions in their medical coverage.
The ELCA teaches that Jesus did not say what the Bible says he said.
The ELCA does not believe there is prophecy in the Bible. God says there is, in hundreds of verses in the Bible.
The ELCA policies and teachings show a denial of God’s authorship of the Bible.
The ELCA takes consistent stands against Israel, and the ELCA is aggressively attacking Christians who are in support of Israel.
The ELCA denies the truth of scripture again, by claiming that the people and stories of the Bible, like Adam and Eve, Noah, Jonah and others, are myths.
(You can read more details at my Web site
The Biblical authors and Jesus himself viewed the scriptures as holy and true. Are we going to take the ELCA’s view over their witness? Should we stay connected to and support a denomination which teaches this way? I say no.
If you agree with me, please consult with your fellow church members and encourage your church to leave the ELCA. If, in the end, your church does not leave, find a new denomination that believes and teaches the truth of God’s word.
Dan Skogen
former Lake Mills, Iowa, resident
Marion, Iowa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep getting the word out. The ELCA wants to frame what they are doing as a way to help the denomination grow and to redefine that accepting others is grace versus forgiveness. Because if it is forgiveness, then there must be something to forgive. But the ELCA wants us to think that they know best on many matters, when it is Scripture that knows best. What you say of the ELCA has to get out to more people, because the ELCA is so off base. Keep telling the truth in love.