With two congregations voting to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America this past weekend, the denomination is beginning to suffer the consequences for its August decision to allow practicing homosexual clergy on its leadership rosters. But while the gay clergy vote is finally pushing these churches out of the ELCA, the rifts go much deeper and farther back.
On Sunday, a little over 70 percent of the congregation at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roanoke, Va., voted to leave the ELCA, which was followed by a second vote to affiliate instead with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Gerald McDermott, teaching pastor at St. John, said that the church already had disagreements with the ELCA and had been holding meetings to discuss its concerns long before the ELCA voted to allow clergy who are in âlifelong, publicly accountable, monogamousâ homosexual relationships....
Ah, so very true, Brimstone. It is a shame how far this denomination has fallen, I believe a very good theologian, G. H. Schodde, was part of the Lutheran group that formed this denomination, q.v., Allegory and Interpretation, who wrote at least two articles for the ISBE which I don't think any bible-believing Baptist would disagree with.
Acts 20 29 "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.... ---NASB
"the denomination is beginning to suffer the consequences for its August decision to allow practicing homosexual clergy on its leadership rosters"
Good. Perhaps this may make some of the Liberals rethink the abomination. However I wont hold my breath. We could show them the Word of God which says..... Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
But these Liberals can't-don't-or won't read the Bible.