ELDoNA and ACLC Announce Fellowship Agreement
In our efforts to promote confessional Lutheran doctrine BJS is always interested in the proceedings of confessional Lutheran bodies. Two small groups, the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America (ELDoNA) and the Association of Confessional Lutheran Congregations (ACLC) announced this week that they are in fellowship. The focus on pure doctrine and practice by each group is admirable and refreshing in this day and age of tolerance and over emphasis on freedom and individualism.
Here is the announcement that was posted on the Confess and Teach for Unity (CAT 41) E-list:
With the walls of Salem Lutheran Church of Malone, Texas still ringing from the Te Deum just sung, we are pleased to announce that the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America has responded to last month’s resolution by the Association of Confessional Lutheran Churches with a reciprocal resolution recognizing that doctrinal unanimity exists between them, so that these two bodies are now in a recognized state of fellowship. More will follow when the superintendents of these bodies provide us with statements. The process of evaluating one another’s conformity to God’s Word and it’s pure exhibition as found in the Christian Book of Concord has been completed to the glory of God and to the production of much joy among those now in fellowship, who pray that others will join them in such discussions that lead to God-pleasing unity, as well.
Rules for comments on this site:
Engage the contents and substance of the post. Rabbit trails and side issues do not help the discussion of the topics. Our authors work hard to write these articles and it is a disservice to them to distract from the topic at hand. If you have a topic you think is important to have an article or discussion on, we invite you to submit a request through the "Ask a Pastor" link or submit a guest article.
Provide a valid email address. If you’re unwilling to do this, we are unwilling to let you comment.
Provide at least your first name. Please try to come up with a unique name; if you have a common name add something to it so you aren't confused with another user. We have several "john"'s already for example. If you have a good reason to use a fake name, please do so but realize that the administrators of the site expect a valid email address and also reserve the right to ask you for your name privately at any time.
If you post as more than one person from the same IP address, we’ll block that address.
Do not engage in ad hominem arguments. We will delete such comments, and will not be obligated to respond to any complaints (public or private ones) about deleting your comments.
Interaction between people leaving comments ought to reflect Christian virtue, interaction that is gracious and respectful, not judging motives. If error is to be rebuked, evidence of the error ought to be provided.
We reserve the right to identify and deal with trollish behavior as we see fit and without apology. This may include warnings (public or private ones) or banning.