Australian Lutherans Reject Women’s Ordination
The Lutheran Church of Australia has met in convention and again
failed to adopt the heterodox practice of ordaining women to the
pastoral office. A pastor friend from Australia sent the message below
to me. A 2/3 majority was required for adopting and the pro-women’s
ordination folks didn’t come close to it. The "pro" vote was lower this time than last time, in fact. This is the second time in
six years this effort has failed. Those agitating for women’s ordination here in the USA were hopeful it would pass.
pressuring emerging Lutheran churches into adopting women’s ordination,
and loosening up their attitudes about homosexuality and abortion.
Church–Missouri Synod doing enough to speak out very openly and publicly rejecting the agenda of the LWF and women’s ordination?
Greetings in Christ
You may have heard but if you
haven’t the vote at the Australian General Pastor’s conference (26th
-29th of September 2006) and General Synod (30th September – 5th
October 2006) , both in Toowoomba Queensland, re the ordination of
women in the Lutheran Church of Australia, did not get the two thirds
The GPC vote was 111 for the
ordination of women, 99 against, and 8 abstained. At General
Synod: 194 for, 169 against, 20 abstained, 1 informal, and 1 non
voting.This is twice in six years that the GPC and GS of the LCA have landed with a near 50/50 vote.
Liberalism is on the brink of
collapse world-wide and the church catholic needs Christ-centred
pastors to fight the good fight. Many of us have weathered massive
attacks from our liberal brothers and sisters, we continue to pray for
them, and remain under the authority of our leaders.Pax,