MINNEAPOLIS âLeaders of Lutheran CORE (Coalition for Reform) expressed profound sorrow over the decision Wednesday, Aug. 19, by the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to adopt a social statement on sexuality which overturns biblical teaching on marriage and homosexual behavior. The social statement was approved by a one-vote margin.
The ELCA has failed us on many fronts the past couple years in the Spokane area. Being an ELCA Lutheran becomes even harder with this current vote that gives them, what they think is permission, to ignore the Word and create social statements such as this. It's sad that they fall into the ranks of those that interpret God's word to make it more politically and socially correct or comfortable for their needs.
Think of people going to AA. When it gets tough, they can't just start drinking again, they have to be faithful to follow the 12 steps....not change it to 10 steps or add a 13th one that says...yeah, go ahead and drink if you feel like you can handle it.
What will be changed next? Cut a couple of the commandments out? Add a few more? Some things in life could and should be black and white.
My opinion has nothing to do with demeaning or degrading anything to do with alternative life styles, My opinion is totally separate from the lifestyle choices that people make. I'm just expecting the church leaders to not rewrite the Bible! Thanks!