Man has made quite a leap forward in the field of genetics. The key to the human genome has been unlocked and medicine has used this knowledge to create drugs to fight and treat deadly diseases, increase life spans, and generally improve our lives. All this new information will help humanity live more productively so we can maintain our dominion over the earth. The advancements in the field of genetics have not gone unnoticed by the ever meddling ELCA. Since the leaders of the ELCA are quite enamored with most of the things of this world, the ELCA feels they must chime in, whether or not it is any business of theirs. In another social statement that has nothing to do with the responsibility our Lord has given His church, the result of more than five years of study, consultation and deliberation throughout the church, Genetics, Faith and Responsibility was developed by an 18-member task force with broad experience in science and ethics. Ethics is not a word that is usually associated in a positive manner with this wayward denomination.
While the leadership of the ELCA continues to dabble in science and other worldly concerns, those that search for a relationship with the Lord are left thirsting without appropriate direction from this church. Their spiritual DNA is not cultivated, fed or given proper direction. His word is not being shared when the things of this world take precedence over the mission that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ instructed us in the Great Commission. 1 Peter 1:18-25, “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever. And this is the word that was preached to you.”
Now the leaders of the ELCA preach that God is telling them a new thing, allowing them to reinterpret Scripture to fulfill the worldly desires of man. Scripture tells us that we are made a new creation once we give ourselves to the Lord. See how the leaders of the ELCA have twisted the intent of our God. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
How much more clearer could this be made to us. This new creation that occurs when we turn our lives over to Christ yields a clear change in not only our behavior, but places loving and serving our Lord as the new priority in our lives. This is not about us and our desires, it is about our relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Once we give ourselves to Him, we give up our selfishness and begin to live to please our Lord. Our spiritual DNA is awakened and is set upon the path that our Lord invites us to travel with Him. We are made into a new creation, a new person, tossing aside the things of this world in order to please our Lord. God is not telling us that we should satisfy our worldly desires as the ELCA promotes with all their social statements. This “new thing” that is promoted by the leadership of the ELCA is not from God, it is of this world, and this world is ruled by the evil one. Follow the false teachings of this misguided church and you may not only find yourself at odds with God, but doing the bidding of the evil one himself. Continue in prayer that the Lord speaks to and opens the hearts, minds and eyes of our brothers and sisters that remain lost within the ELCA.