To: lightman; SmithL; Honorary Serb
Since the ELCAs endorsement of homosexuality, many other Lutheran church bodies around the world have severed their historic ties with the ELCA, and are instead seeking new relationships with the LCMS. This includes many of the largest and fastest-growing Lutheran church bodies in the world, such as the Lutherans in Ethiopia with over 6 million membersnearly as many as all American Lutheran church bodies combined. The center of world Lutheranism is shifting from Europe and America to Africa, Asia, and South America, and the LCMS is becoming the theological leader of these growing Lutheran church bodies. While the ELCA is becoming increasingly isolated in world Lutheranism, at our national convention this month the LCMS will enter into formal fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Lutheran Church of Togo.
posted on 07/13/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT
("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
We left the American Lutheran Church before the 1988 merger because we had a foreboding of the course the ELCA was going to pursue.
Thank God more are seeing the light and leaving this Apostate denomination.
posted on 07/13/2013 1:30:44 PM PDT
(de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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