Thursday, July 8, 2010
10 years ago: Apostate American Lutheran and Episcopal churches come closer together
On July 8, 2000, at a meeting in Denver, leaders of the apostate Episcopal Church and the apostate Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest U.S. Lutheran denomination, approved an alliance between the two groups, to take effect on January 1, 2001. Under the terms of the agreement, the churches recognized each other’s sacraments, and could share clergy and resources in the hopes of boosting membership. New Lutheran bishops were to be appointed for life, as was the case with Episcopal bishops. Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ apparently never occurred to these churches as a way of increasing membership, but these two denominations were and are so apostate that they seem to have forgotten what the gospel is.