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Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/23/12 | Rebecca Julius

Posted on 08/24/2012 11:03:26 AM PDT by rhema

Rebecca Julius sent me the following letter and gave me permission to share it with you. Rebecca is a student at an ELCA college. I praise God for Rebecca and pray God will raise up faithful men and women to stand up with her.

In first Corinthians 5, Paul writes to God's people concerning sexual immorality, and chastises them for their pride and boasting over something evil. He talks about judgement - not hating or being hypocritical, but keeping those who profess Christ's name accountable to their faith and fellowship.

Too often today, Christians that oppose homosexuality and same-sex marriage are too scared to stand up and be a witness for truth, and simply stand back and stay silent. But isn't it amazing how perfectly this chapter of God's Word applies to the current situation in society? I'm tired of waiting for someone to ask me my opinion before being able to voice my opposition. I don't want to be mistaken for a supporter just because I am in an environment where the majority supports this sin.

So this year, when my ELCA college puts on its pride week - covering the campus in rainbow flags, putting on presentations and telling stories celebrating one's "coming out," and giving no acknowledgement to the truth of my God's true Word, I want to do more than refuse to participate. I don't want to hate, I want to make a stand. It is something I feel that God has put on my heart, and I write to ask your help in reaching out to those who share my belief in God's Word and want to make a difference to others who may be too scared to reach out and speak the truth in love. I've designed a t-shirt ( HERE) that I plan to wear during my college's "Pride Week" in early October - black for sin and opposite of all the rainbow "love is love" t-shirts the straight-gay alliance on campus will be handing out. I believe that it expresses enough of both the law and gospel to effectively communicate God's opposition and forgiveness without causing offense.

I would love to get into contact with anyone else who would be interested in wearing a t-shirt with me, even if it's not the same campus or week or reason. I can be reached at God bless and thank you for reading!

TOPICS: Apologetics; General Discusssion; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: concordia; elca; lutheran; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 08/24/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by rhema
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To: lightman; SmithL; Honorary Serb
When you click on the link to Rebecca's t-shirt, be sure also to click on "rotate" to see the straight-from-the-Bible-truths on the back of the shirt.
2 posted on 08/24/2012 11:06:13 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema


3 posted on 08/24/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: rhema

If she wear that during Homosexual Week on a college campus she will likely be arrested for hate speech and maybe thrown out of school.
Standing against the homofacists under Obama is a major crime.

4 posted on 08/24/2012 1:53:45 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Not that the truth really matters to today's apostate ELCA, but Concordia is a Lutheran college and everything on Rebecca's t-shirt is from the Bible. For that reason alone, her views deserve a hearing from others who profess Christianity, according to the Apostle Paul: "Test everything; hold fast to that which is good."

But we all know she'll be criticized and vilified, by professors, administrators, and students who disdainfully dismiss the Bible's prohibitions of their favorite sins.

5 posted on 08/24/2012 2:50:44 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; aliquando; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...

Lutheran Ping!

Be rooted in Christ!

6 posted on 08/24/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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I hope that Rebecca will organize a straight pride parade.

7 posted on 08/24/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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We had a short discussion in the adult LCMS Bible class last Sunday. It was short because we are all against “gay marriage”. I don know which Concordia college Rebbecca attends, but there is a new Concordia college campus just outside Austin. She would be welcome there.
8 posted on 08/25/2012 5:24:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

She’s at Concordia-Moorhead (MN), an ELCA college through and through.

9 posted on 08/25/2012 10:46:02 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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