Two apostate denominations are pressing further into darkness and irreconcilable differences with the Word of God in their obsession to affirm homosexuality. In fact, the quickest route into apostasy is the affirmation of sexual perversion. To do so, one would be have to diminish or reject God’s Word. That’s exactly the path two self proclaimed US Christian denominations have taken.
In Chicago, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America suggested that the Bible isn’t the last word on homosexuality. [source]
In a town hall meeting Sunday, Bishop Mark Hanson said, “the understanding we have of homosexuality today does not seem to be reflected at all in the context of the biblical writers.” Therefore, he said, Lutherans should consider more modern views on sexual orientation.
At its churchwide convention in August, the ELCA lifted its ban on partnered gay and lesbian clergy, prompting some traditional congregations to withhold funds and begin forming a separate denomination.
But Hanson insisted the ELCA can accommodate both views. In his words, “God is still speaking to us.”
He also suggests that more homosexual-friendly policies may help the denomination grow.
Hanson is in error. God has already spoken and his word will never change. The only thing the Lord is saying if he is saying anything at all to Hanson and his band of reprobates is to repent.
Hanson, like most false leaders, doesn’t hesitate to play the false unity card. However, Amos 3:3 brings to bear a critical question: how can two walk together except they be in agreement? If agreement means we must abandon the truth of God’s Word to stay together, then the only solution for those who believe in righteousness is to separate themselves. We would do well to remember the severity of agreeing with sin:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:32
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the ever-darkening Episcopal Church, described by some as “an enlightened religion”, seems to to be in competition with the Lutherans to see who can get darker, fastest. According to a CNN report, the denomination’s news service reported that the Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool will become the second openly homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church behind Vickie Gene Robinson who took office in New Hampshire in 2004, if she is consecrated.
In the face of such stunning heresy, the head of the Anglican Communion, His Weakness Rowan Williams manages only to issue web statements saying that the actions “raise serious questions”. Indeed, your weakness, they do. But apparently not serious enough to excommunicate anyone as the scriptures instruct us to do.
The Rev. Canon Kendall Harmon, canon theologian from the Diocese of South Carolina, said the election [of Glasspool] “represents an intransigent embrace of a pattern of life Christians throughout history and the world have rejected as against biblical teaching.”
It still amazes me that with all the open heresy in the Christian church in America, you’d think there would be at least some open rebuke coming from other so-called traditional denominations. Yet there are no press releases condemning the actions, no sermons on the dangers of apostasy, no conferences educating people about false teachers. What you will find is plenty of this and this. No wonder there’s so much biblical illiteracy among the sheeple. This is the dark ages, part two.