The latest out of the ELCA grapevine . . .
“When any church finds itself accommodating its teachings to the ways of the culture, that church is in trouble,” said the Rev. Erma Wolf of Brandon, S.D., vice chair of the Lutheran CORE Steering Committee. “In these documents the ELCA would accommodate itself to the demands of our culture that the desires and needs of individuals trump everything else. The exceptions become the rule, until finally there are no rules. That movement is happening in a number of areas, including human sexual relations. But no church has the authority to overturn the Word of God that protects sexual relations by placing them properly in the structure of marriage, and establishes marriage as being between male and female.”
Just when you think you have the safety of refuge within your church to protect and uphold the teachings God set out for all men and women to follow, another rug is threatened to be pulled right out from underneath us.
Now, don’t take this as me passing judgement of those who chose lifestyles that do not follow the teachings of God, but rather it is a stand on my beliefs that the sanctity of marriage is sacred. To those who choose a different path, it is between them and God. If they are allowed to ignor this teaching, which one will be next, will they next go after the unborn?
In no uncertain terms should our church leaders cower to cultures of times run amuck to rewrite God’s teachings that will be passed on for generations to come. Teachings that will further push Christianity into extinction.
And before anyone comes after me for my statements here, let me be open with you. My stance in this hits close to home, but at no time have those family members of different sexual preferences asked me or our church to divert from the original teachings of God to accomidate them.
This is nothing more than liberal leftist pressure and we must “NOT” concede. We must stand strong in our faith and continue to teach God’s word as it is written, not as they wish it to be.
If the Pope can stand up to Pelosi, then we certainly can stand up to the liberal leftist who wish to destroy our faith.
1 Timothy 4 ~ The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
Command and teach these things. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.