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Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Lutheran" Goddess Worship

This is one reason the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod (LCMS) is not in fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Oh, certainly the LCMS has problems of its own. There is no flawless denomination. But the spirit of a church body can be discerned not only by what it teaches, but also by what it allows.

People who believe in biblical inerrancy and oppose womens ordination (on biblical grounds) are not welcome in the ELCA. But goddess worshippers and gay activists are.

Go to Her Church.Org, the website of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco. You can read all about their goddess worship, their goddess rosaries, the Gay/Lesbian promotions, etc.

There are still biblically sound pastors and people in the ELCA, to be sure, but the tolerance of these theological extremes suggests that, as a church body, they've sold their soul.

In the picture at the top, devotion is paid to little pagan fertility goddesses. Yahweh commanded Israel to slay all the Canaanites because he knew that His people could be easily lured into practicing local fertility rites, such as temple prostitution. What God condemned is now being endorsed in this ELCA congregation.

And I'm not sure what the lower photo is supposed to communicate. It appears next to text stating that homosexuality and practicing homosexuals are embraced in their communion.

[A Word on Homosexuality: Both the Old Testament and the New Testament clearly and repeatedly condemn homosexuality as sinful. It is contrary to God's created plan for humankind. I don't believe it is a more damning sin that hetersexual lust, fornication or adulterty. But it is certainly not less. A person who has homosexual temptations and recognizes his or her sin and seeks God's pardon through Christ is indeed welcome at our church. The impenitent are welcome also but with the hopes that the Law of God will enlighten them and drive them in humility - with all other sinners - to the cross of Jesus.]

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VirginiaLutherans said...

One word- APOSTASY!

Darin said...

I had a good friend of mine send me that link a week or so ago and ask, "So are these people with you, too?" It was a good chance to teach him that not everything that says that it's Lutheran actually *is* Lutheran. ;)

Mutti said...

Practice and Doctrine are important aren't they!

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