Some warning from the ELCA… and a great video from the Fort Wayne Symposia

So in the heavily antinomian, reductionistic, Biblically uninformed “bound conscience” ELCA a couple recent things should be pointed out as warnings for those who have drank too deeply of their theology (or fathers) and methodology (largely listening to the culture instead of the Word).

First a new site (warning: perverse site that advocates sin) that endorses and seeks to find acceptance for fornication as well as the normal ELCA same-sex marriage stuff.  From their stated goals:

No longer privileging marriage as the only acceptable form of sexual relationality

The second is that one of the seminaries of the ELCA has fired its president for twenty years ago being a part of an organization that tried “conversion therapy” for those struggling with homosexuality or gender identity issues.  The official announcement is here.


Now, if you want an excellent presentation on the errors of the theology from ELCA and how they run deep and have spread far and wide see Dr. David Scaer’s paper from this year’s symposia at CTSFW.


About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


Some warning from the ELCA… and a great video from the Fort Wayne Symposia — 11 Comments

  1. A brief visit to the above ELCA spawned websites above is sufficient to conclude that the ELCA is not merely a heretical institutional church body, but has crossed the line and become an apostate organization. If there are true Lutherans still in the ELCA, for their soul’s sake, they need to depart from it at the earliest possible moment.

  2. Rev Bolland: We actually discussed this in Bible class this past Sunday during a discussion on closed communion. When you commune you are tying yourself to that church’s confession and teaching. For true believers still in the ELCA, as well as true believers visiting an ELCA congregation, this is ill advised and of much importance. Kyrie Eleison.

  3. Why is there such a love affair with Gerhard Forde in the LCMS? After listening to Scares video, I don’t get all the love for Forde.

  4. @GaiusKurios #3
    I do not believe there is a love affair with Gerhard Forde in the LCMS. At least not in the confessional wing of the LCMS. Where are you hearing this?

  5. @GaiusKurios #3

    Having graduated from Luther College in 1950, Forde had the opportunity for a solid Lutheran education. [After the 60’s it was something else.] What he did with it, I have not followed, quite a bit of writing according to “wikipedia”.

  6. St Stephen,

    In part it has to do with Kilcrease. But also Robert Baker who used to post here sounded the alarm some years ago about Forde’s theology infesting the LCMS. Scaer also picks up the problems with Forde in the video posted above.

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