LCMS Response to ELCA Sexuality Statement
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations has made public the response it was commissioned to prepare by The LCMS, a response to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s sexuality statement: Human Sexuality—Gift and Trust. The LCMS statement is very well done and very to the point. Here are the concluding sentences:
“The evaluation of Wolfhart Pannenberg rings true: “If a church were to let itself be pushed to the point where it ceased to treat homosexual activity as a departure from the biblical norm, and recognized homosexual unions as a personal partnership of love equivalent to marriage, such a church would stand no longer on biblical ground but against the unequivocal witness of Scripture. A church that took this step would cease to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.” The ELCA has now taken this step, embodying apostasy from the faith once delivered to the saints.
Here is a copy of the CTCR statement: