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Two pastoral letters

October 20, 2013

Recently the Sun-Gazette published two letters from Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) pastors: the first one by Rev David Letscher, and a response by the Rev. Ted Cockley....

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Oct-20-13 10:54 AM

"Some of those leaving are going to other church bodies that have a renewed evangelical focus."


Many church organizations have been infiltrated by wolves in sheep's clothing.

To leave or stay is a tough decision for any members or pastors. Sometimes you want to stay to "right" the denomination from the inside. Sometimes they believe that all is lost and it may be better to leave and associate yourself with like minded individuals. It is best to pray, confess your sin, read scripture, discuss with godly people, listen to God, and then act upon His direction.

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Oct-20-13 10:41 PM

I beg to differ with this writer's assertion that no church can be the body of Christ without institutuig social programs, then goes on to rightly state the role of the church, according to God's Word. He is right on one account, but wrong on another. No church needs to be involved in social programs to be the body of Christ. Indeed, without Christ, the body ceases to be relevant to society. Witihout Christ, the church isn't existent. With Christ, however, lives are changed and the body of Christ becomes affective to change in society.

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