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*Ordination* of gays...now its the Lutherans...

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Alive in Christ, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Alive in Christ

    Alive in Christ New Member

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    God help us. 1st the Episcopal Church, now this...

    Click for the whole disgusting story...

    http://www.heraldtribune.com/articl...s-decide-to-let-gays-serve-as-ordained-clergy


    God have mercy.
     
  2. FlyForFun

    FlyForFun New Member

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    This sums up the reasoning:

     
  3. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member

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    Any Denomination in support of this is Adulterous and Apostate!
     
  4. JFox1

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    That will cause a big split in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America like it's doing with the Episcopalians. Apparently, the church leaders don't care if it splits their denomination. :(
     
  5. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Oh wait....we need to step aside and respect personal conviction.



    This folks is why we need to be vigilant in our churches with doctrine primary or otherwise. Scripture is clear on this.



    Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
     
  6. FlyForFun

    FlyForFun New Member

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    The new watchword in "modern" churches and among "forward thinking" ministers is "Don't talk about doctrine -- it only divides people."

    It sure does...the sheep from the goats.
     
  7. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    I ownder how much understanding did this guy think God had when He inspired scriptures? Not crediting God for very much si he?
     
  8. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    The ELCA has taken the final step away from identifying with Jesus' commands and desire for the Church. They should be cut off and considered anathema.

    What a ridiculous decision. How a Christian organization can endorse active sexual conduct outside of marriage or even any homosexual activity is beyond me.

    This is a wicked and evil group.
     
  9. SeekingTruth

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    Perhaps those in authority in the ECLA are not Christian. If we know them by their fruits, and we are assured that we will, then their fruit has soured and they show no good fruit.:tear:
     
  10. Johnv

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    The answer is simple. Don't have direct fellowship with ELCA churches that support ordination of clergy who are practicing homosexuals.

    It should also be noted that there are many ELCA churches that oppose the position, so we shouldn't at this point pass judgement on a church simpyl because it's ELCA. We should allow grace to let each ELCA congregation figure out what it wants to do.
     
  11. SeekingTruth

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    I agree with you on the matter of fellowship, but I would not restrict non-fellowship to "direct". There should be no fellowship with these churches. I did not criticize the entire ECLA, just the leadership.

    God thru His Grace has already instructed all Christians in these matters. All one has to do is consult His users manual, better known as the Bible.:godisgood:
     
  12. Johnv

    Johnv New Member

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    The reason I distinguish direct from indirect is because there are some ares where disassociating causes one to cut off the nose despite the face, so to speak. For example, my church actively volunteers at a local battered women's shelter, which is very important in our community. Other churches also volunteer. We would not stop volunteering just because we found out some of the other volunteers were ELCA.
     
  13. SeekingTruth

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    I agree, we cannot stop all volunteer work that churches like the ECLA take part in. In my view, fellowship is worshipping together. That is why I say we should stop all fellowship with them.
     
  14. donnA

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    Anyone who opposses ordination of homosexuals should remove themselves from this church, if they stay they aren't as opposed as they might like to think. When your denomination makes it offical they approve homosexual ordination, if your serious about being a christian, and you say you oppose it how can you stay and appear to be in approval by keeping your membership there.
     
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