Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ELCA - real Christian church?

I must ask, how is it that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which claims to be Christian, would ever have in good standing anyone such a Tiller who so easily destroyed lives in thousands of wombs. The fact that the ELCA permitted such moral hypocrisy within its doors is a demonstration of its own apostasy.

Jesus said in Matt. 7:3-5, "And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

Our obligation as Christians is to first clean our own house and then look outward. If the Christian Church is not strong enough to expel the ungodly from its own doors, it will never be able to be a light to the unbelievers. And we will lose the cultural and moral war -- and with that, we will lose this country. Therefore, pray that the Lord God would clean the Christian Church.

But, I warn you. Praying for such a thing often brings what we are not prepared to accept: persecution. Persecution has been throughout the centuries one of the chief means by which God purifies his Church. We need purification and might be that persecution is how we are to be purified. So, if you desire the Church to be purified, pray that it be done according to God's will and that, if possible, persecution would be avoided. Rather, pray that God would send his Spirit and bring repentance to this nation.In the meantime, pray for the purification and strengthening of the body of Christ.

Matt Slick