In a post several days ago, I mentioned that I finally left the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) over issues with the church's stance on politically correct issues that the Bible declared were against God's will. Now the fact that the church can go against God's will is not surprising, since the church is composed of men and women who are, by their very nature sinful beings. One doesn't leave an organization for these sorts of reasons lightly. But my split came when I realized that I could not change the thinking of the majority of the congregation either. At that point, I had to decide if I wanted to continue to be an outspoken defender of traditional faith, or to find a church body that already had such beliefs. I found a new congregation in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). But the LCMS has some errors in its doctrine too. We are all sinners and have strayed far from God. WE all need God's grace and mercy if we hope to be saved.
Today, at the American Thinker Bill Thomas has a piece touching on this issue entitled The Left Hopes To Destroy Christianity By Changing It. Yes, Rudi Dutschke's "long march through the institutions" has sent disciples into the church bodies to pervert them as well. And perversion they have done, from condoning abortion to ordaining LGTBQxyz individuals to pastoral and priestly duties. In these positions, of course, the perverts will find themselves running the church itself.
Perhaps this is God's plan: to make being a Christian so difficult, so hated, that only the most committed will remain. But I fear for and pray for friends and family who do not remain.
Meanwhile, gentle readers, check out Thomas's article, and think about where you go to church, if you do. Does it subscribe to the latest politically correct doctrine, or does it refuse to change for the sake of men no matter what. Frankly, I say with Martin Luther, "Here I stand. I can do no other!" God's principles are timeless, and do not conform to the latest politically correct thinking. Instead, God expects each of us to conform our lives to His principles. If we can not, yet, then God expects us to pray that we can conform, that He will guide us each day to do the right things, be the right people. Christianity, like Judaism, is a struggle with God each and every day. It is in this way that we have a true relationship with the Divine.
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