A House Divided

Last week the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America voted to allow homosexuals in a committed, lifelong relationship with a same sex partner, to be ordained and serve as ministers to churches willing to extend a call to them. 

Some people are rejoicing.

Some do not understand.

Some understand, but vehemently disagree.

Some will join the ELCA because of this decision.

Some will leave the ELCA because of this decision.

One thing is certain, this decision will have a profound, and lasting impact on the character, and nature of the ELCA.  The makeup of it’s constituency will change.  The church of 2015 will be very different from the church of 2005. 

What would Martin Luther think of this church that bears his name?

What does Jesus think?

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2 Responses to “A House Divided”

  1. morsec0de Says:

    “What would Martin Luther think of this church that bears his name?”

    Having read some very limited writings of Luther, I imagine he wouldn’t be happy. He hated the Jews, can’t imagine what he’d think of gay people.

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      morsecode, It’s been a while since I read his material, but now that you mention it, he really did use strong language in condemning those with whom he disagreed. Today, he would not be considered very politically correct. I would not encourage using his rhetoric today, nor do I ever encourage hatred of any people or group. We can disagree, without fostering or proclaiming hatred.

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