Very good news even if small in context. The Associated Press reports that “several hundred” Lutheran congregations are breaking ranks with the homosexual affirming leadership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
A new Lutheran denomination is being formed for congregations opposed to the homosexual-friendly policy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Last August, the ELCA national assembly voted to allow pastors in committed same-sex relationships. Opponents say the new policy contradicts scripture, and have announced plans to establish the North American Lutheran Church, a new denomination that will recruit dissident congregations.
Several hundred congregations are moving toward a permanent split with the ELCA, but so far that’s a small portion of the 10,000-church denomination.
Leaders of Lutheran CORE, an activist group that led opposition to the homosexual clergy policy, hope to have the North American Lutheran Church up and running by August.
When denominational leadership outright rejects clear biblical truth, its time remove whatever money, resources and people you can from their clutches. If you are thinking possible reconciliation, think again. Homosexual activists would sooner teleport back to Sodom than change their beliefs that homosexuality is unnatural. The real stumbling block is something that we all know will never change. Look here if you’re clueless.
You can learn more about Lutheran CORE and their efforts on their website.