Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lutheran CORE releases proposal

Leaders of Lutheran CORE released a proposal for the reconfiguration of Lutheranism in North American on Thursday, February 18, 2010, the date church calendars commemorate Martin Luther, who died February 18, 1546.

The new Lutheran church body is called North American Lutheran Church (NALC).

I'm somewhat amused (and saddened) that the liberal Christian press are calling those who have chosen to honor what God has said about male and female, marriage, and the bride of Christ "dissidents" and "disaffected," and that NALC will be a "rival." Well over 20 years ago (my first clipping is dated 1988), the push began by a tiny minority to change history, scripture and church tradition on human sexuality. With a document that is an embarrassment and travesty for the English language, they finally squeaked through. The traditionalists have announced in their proposal that "both staying in and leaving the ELCA and ELCIC can be faithful courses for confessing Lutherans." The somewhat editorialized copy distributed by Religious New Service now wallpapering webpages across the Net (sort of an AP for religious groups) offers no such olive branch.

No comments: