‘Evangelical’ Lutheran Church Descends Into Complete Apostasy

 ‘Evangelical’ Lutheran Church Descends Into Complete Apostasy
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‘Evangelical’ Lutheran Church Descends Into Complete Apostasy
      By PNW Staff
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has taken more steps in it’s rapid decline into apostasy as it appointed the denominations first transgender bishop.

         Megan Rohrer was elected on 8 May to lead the Sierra Pacific Synod of what is the largest Lutheran institution in the United States with 3.3 million baptized members and over 8,900 local congregations.

        The newly elected bishop will oversee around 200 local congregations in Northern California and Northern Nevada in the next six years, starting in July. It was also announced that the bishop-elect should be addressed with the pronouns “they/their”.

         Rohr was the first transgender person to be ordained by the ELCA in 2006 and now makes “history”, the pro-LGBT group Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries said. “We anticipate the day when all queer ministry leaders will be called to ministry settings without hindrance or barrier and will be affirmed in their God-given calls“. According to this group, there are over 390 queer ministers in the ELCA at this point.
 
        The ELCA is known for its strong theological shift in the last 15 years towards an “inclusive” theology, except when it comes to Israel. Last year the Danish Bible Society, which is run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, came under heavy fire for the Danish “translation” of the Bible that virtually wipes out “Israel” from the New Testament.

         In the Greek New Testament, the word “Israel” occurs more than 60 times, however it is found only once in the new Danish version called Bibelen 2020. That’s right, just once. And that one occurrence is a direct quote from an Old Testament verse. Otherwise, “Israel” is gone.
        
The reason for this the society argues is that Christian readers must not connect “Israel” in the New Testament with the nation of Israel today.  The ELCA has long promoted the idea of “replacement theology”, also called supersessionism, which essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of replacement theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel.

        The presiding “bishop” of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, has also expressed her belief that although Hell may exist, it is entirely empty because “God doesn’t give up on those who reject Him.”

        Two years ago, over 30,000 ELCA teenagers attended the ELCA’s national youth gathering.  Popular ELCA pastor Nadia Bolz-Webber ((who loves to swear during her sermons and tells her congregants that their is nothing wrong with porn) led the students to say after her “I renounce the lie that queerness is anything other than beauty”. At the youth gathering an 11-year-old boy who thinks he is a girl was put on stage to promote transgenderism.
        
This past summer the ELCA in convention passed an interfaith resolution stating that we do not know what God thinks of non-Christian religions.  A delegate got to the microphone to offer an amendment, saying that we do know because John 14:6 says that Jesus is the only way of salvation.  His amendment was voted down by 97 percent.

       Now the church is raising red flags with it’s promotion of praying by addressing God as “Mother” instead of Father on it’s official Facebook page as well as via Twitter:
       “Mother God, you have fed us with the nourishment of your spiritual food. Raise us up into salvation and rid us of our bitterness, so that we may share the sweetness of your holy word with all the world,” the ELCA tweeted as part of their #Bread4theday series of Twitter posts.

       The tweet has gotten a fair amount of negative attention. Hans Fiene, a conservative pastor who oversees the popular Lutheran Satire YouTube channel, responded with a simple message to people who still value Biblical literacy: “Leave the ELCA,” he succinctly replied when retweeting the ELCA post.
       
Thankfully many have headed his call.  The ELCA had over five million members when it was first launched in 1988. It has only declined since, and the decline has been accelerating as it continues to adopt many unbiblical practices.

       If current trends continue the denomination will have fewer than 67,000 members in 2050, and fewer than 16,000 in worship on an average Sunday by 2041.

       That’s right – this church will basically cease to exist within the next generation and to that we say “Amen” as the scriptures warn against such people; “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away….ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” – 2 Timothy 3:5-7

is known as 'Darren Deleon' or is called 'Pastor Darren' (17)

I, ‘darren...’ on Aug. 6, 1976 was ‘born again’ (John 3:3) by publicly declaring[1]Jesus’ as my ‘Lord’, ‘Judge’, ‘King’ (Isaiah 33:22; John 18:37). My natural, primary allegiance[2] is to God only as my reciprocal obligation and my repudiation & expatriation of any earthly government, nation, society or ruler. Secondly, my contingent allegiance is to my neighbor (‘state’ means the ‘people’) by divine commandments[3] and acts of obedience. The U.S. Supreme Court declared "there is a higher loyalty than loyalty to this country, it is loyalty to God"[4] and “allegiance cannot be due to two sovereigns[5]. By divine commandments, “No one can serve two masters”, Matthew 6:24; “We must obey God rather than man”, Acts 5:29. Maxim: “That which is against Divine Law is repugnant to society and is void”. This declaration again corrects and merely modifies with additional citations, ab initio, any prior presumption (false or correct) of my personal allegiance, citizenship, nationality, society, domicile and consent to a domestic or foreign sovereign or government.  

I, ‘darren...’, based on my religious beliefs, do not owe any allegiance (primary or contingent, political or otherwise), reciprocal obligation, patrocinium, fealty, duty, function, etc. to any country, nation, king, queen, pope, president, judge, ruler, flag or earthly government and its agencies including the United States[6], jointly or severed, or to a Defacto State (as a political sub-division of United States) as repudiated herein and as declared by the U.S. Supreme Court[7]. The American civil legal system is based on freedom which no government has the power to ‘command until one binds himself to it’, “for lex (law) since it binds one to act” and cannot demand allegiance except by one’s consent[8]. Maxim: “An act done against my will is not my act”.  Maxim: ‘Consent makes the law’.

I, ‘darren…’ do not owe any allegiance, loyalty, fealty, submission, obedience, duty, performance, reciprocal obligation, debt, debit, dues, balance, obligation, liability, arrearages or have granted consent [by contract] to any Federal or State Defacto government and their agencies or to the public but owe all to almighty God, (Acts 5:29, Matt 22:15-22 “Give to God, what is Gods’”). See: “He owes no such duty to the State, He owes nothing to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights”. Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906). See also:  ‘Man verses The State’ (1884); ‘The Right to Ignore the State[9] by Herbert Spencer [philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist].

[1]Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven”. Matthew 10:32, Luke 12:8, Romans 10:9, Revelation 3:5.

[2] See: Genesis 49:10; 1 Kings 12:27; 1 Chronicles 12:29. 29:24; 2 Chronicles 15:14-15, 30:8, Isaiah 19:18; 45:22-23; Ezekiel 17:18-21, 21:23; Acts 17:7; Romans 14:11; Galatians 6:12-16; Hebrews 13:15; Revelation 13:3.  See also: U.S. v. MacIntosh, 283 U.S. 605 (1931) – defendant’s allegiance to the will of God; U.S. v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965); allegiance cannot be due to two sovereigns”, Talbot v. Janson, 3 U.S. 133 (1795). Maxim: “That which is against Divine Law is repugnant to society and is void”.

[3] In Matthew 22:35-40: ‘And one of them, a lawyer as an expert in the law, asked a question to test Him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said unto him, “You shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment (Primary allegiance). The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself (contingent allegiance). "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets". See also: “We must obey God rather than man” Acts 5:29.  “No one can serve two masters” Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13.

[4] U.S. v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965). "there is a higher loyalty than loyalty to this country, it is loyalty to God"

[5] Talbot v. Janson, 3 U.S. 133 (1795). “allegiance cannot be due to two sovereigns

[6] Joaquin A. Peignand v. Immigration & Naturalization Svc, 440 F.2d 757 (1st Cir. 1971) one does not have to be a citizen but merely owe his allegiance to the United States.

[7] U.S. v. MacIntosh, supra (ft. nt. 1) ; U.S. v. Seeger, supra (ft. nt. 3); Passports [22 U.S.C. 212 - ‘..those owing allegiance, citizens or not, to the U.S.’];

[8] See: Galatians 5:1; See also: "For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery." Jonathan Swift (1745).

[9] See: ‘The Right to Ignore the State’ Herbert Spencer - 1. The Right to Voluntary Outlawry. “Every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man, then he is free to drop connection with the state - to relinquish its protection, and to refuse paying toward its support. It is self-evident that in so behaving he in no way trenches upon the liberty of others; for his position is a passive one; It is equally self-evident that he cannot be compelled to continue one of a political corporation, without a breach of the moral law, seeing that citizenship involves payment of taxes; and the taking away of a man's property against his will, is an infringement of his rights. Government being simply an agent employed in common by a number of individuals to secure to them certain advantages, the very nature of the connection implies that it is for each to say whether he will employ such an agent or not. He cannot be coerced into political combination without a breach of the law of equal freedom; he can withdraw from it without committing any such breach; and he has therefore a right so to withdraw”. 6. On Civil and Religious Liberty – “The liberty to worship God in the way that seems to him right, is a liberty without which a man cannot fulfil what he believes to be Divine commands, and therefore conscience requires him to maintain it."…“The claims to ignore the state in religious and in secular matters are in essence identical.”

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