Started by scott3, February 28, 2007, 08:26:02 PM
Quote from: navyman on March 01, 2007, 06:55:16 PMHowever, I really have no concern about this issue anymore, because its really is not up to me, or anyone who puts their faith in Jesus Christ, and his teachings.Peace!DonNavyman
QuoteCharles quoted Desmond Tutu as urging people to not argue about homosexuality because there's a lot more going on in the world than that one topic.
Quote from: Charles_Austin on March 03, 2007, 09:21:50 PMBrian (the Maryland one) gives the kind of clear and reasoned answer which I have found lacking from a lot of other people. He says clearly, the ELCA, along with a lot more of American Protestantism, is already heterodox and lost, ineffectual and foundering in the slough of sticky-wussy liberalism. So my follow-up question. You are no longer trying to "fix" the ELCA. Why stay in? Why bear the label? Even if you claim you need nothing from the bishop or synod or ELCA? And isn't it a violation of our ordination, not to mention our convictions, and perhaps perilous for our immortal soul to have an affiliation with a church body that is so lost? But thanks for the unequivocal declaration.
Quote from: Maryland Brian on March 03, 2007, 10:34:07 AMJust make sure you have the right Brian ... :-)
QuoteSo Steve, what's your point of no return in this denomination?
Quote from: Maryland Brian on March 03, 2007, 08:51:17 PM ... the Concordat (if it follows into the new Anglican Province that will probably be started in North America) opens the door to seek new leadership from that church.
Quote from: Charles_Austin on March 04, 2007, 06:29:54 AMAnd ... with all due respect to Scott and Peter, good representatives of the LC-MS who present careful articulations of its views ... I find it a bit creepy when representatives of other churches begin to say: "You don't like your church? Why not come over to ours?"
QuoteI'm curious. With all this talk of what it would take to finally be in such disagreement with the direction the ELCA is going that folks may consider leaving, how many people would be willing to consider the LCMS?