>The Death of ELCA

>The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America voted Friday to allow homosexuals in life-long monogamous relationships to be ordained.

Here is some of the “reasoning,” : “We live today with an understanding of homosexuality that did not exist in Jesus’ time and culture,” Tim Mumm, a lay delegate from Wisconsin and supporter of Lutherans Concerned, a gay-rights organization, said during the debate. “We are responding to something that the writers of Scripture could not have understood.”

Duh. Even if “the writers of Scripture could not have understood” the Holy Spirit who superintended the scripture writers understood!

Once again, as soon as one waters-down the inspiration of Scripture, any kind of “justification” of any sin is okay.

Grrrrrr.


>Too Easily Converted

>Here is a gem of thought from A. W. Tozer:

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” –John 8:31-32

First, we must consider the person who becomes a disciple of Christ on impulse. This is likely to be the person who came in on a wave of enthusiasm, and I am a little bit suspicious of anyone who is too easily converted. I have a feeling that if he or she can be easily converted to Christ, he or she may be very easily flipped back the other way. I am concerned about the person who just yields, who has no sales resistance at all….

Actually, I go along with the man or woman who is thoughtful enough about this decision to say truthfully: “I want a day to think this over,” or “I want a week to read the Bible and to meditate on what this decision means.”

I have never considered it a very great compliment to the Christian church that we can generate enthusiasm on such short notice. The less there is in the kettle, the quicker it begins to boil. There are some who get converted on enthusiasm and backslide on principle!

Faith Beyond Reason, pp. 55-57