Monday, April 14, 2008

LCMS vs. ELCA

Someone took exception to my portrait of Lutherans from my last post. I was talking about the LCMS and not the ELCA. The ELCA has nothing really distinctively Lutheran about them, in fact it is hard to tell them apart from the United Methodist, the Prebyterian Church (USA) or the Episcopal Church in America. All of these so-called Mainline denominations have one thing in common, they do not put themselves under the authority of the Bible therefor they are not Christian denominations. I am sure there are genuine Christians in these bodies but it is in spite of what they teach not because of it. When one makes decisions in direct contradiction to what scripture teaches why does one even want the name Christian? Ultimately these denominations have man as their authority and not God so they really should be social clubs not churches. Yes I was talking about the LCMS who hold to outdated doctrines such as not allowing homosexuals in the pulpit, this is not a social issue it is a sin issue, they would not allow a heterosexual in the pulpit who was having sex outside of his marriage either.
sola fide, sola gratia, sola scriptura, sola christo, soli deo gloria!!!!

1 comment:

tombobjr said...

i hope you are not serious.