As a friend said,"GOD voted..."and blew the CROSS off of the church.....during the vote ....
I had to leave a wonderful congregation --when it joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America -ELCA...
the leadership started promoting abortion and overt homosexuality- to the point that 'they' were bringing in homosexuals to teach our Sunday Schoolers tolerance-
my off - spring was 6 at the time -I could not allow that------that was 20 years ago!!!--We found a LCMS-congregation---
I am not crazy about the relegation of women in the LCMS--but--my friends and I started LA Lutherans for Life--so-we are making a difference....:
By John Piper
August 20, 2009
I saw the fast-moving, misshapen, unusually-wide funnel over downtown Minneapolis from Seven Corners. I said to Kevin Dau, "That looks serious."
It was. Serious in more ways than one. A friend who drove down to see the damage wrote,
On a day when no severe weather was predicted or expected...a tornado forms, baffling the weather experts-most saying they've never seen anything like it. It happens right in the city. The city: Minneapolis.
The tornado happens on a Wednesday...during the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's national convention in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The convention is using Central Lutheran across the street as its church. The church has set up tents around it's building for this purpose.
According to the ELCA's printed convention schedule, at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19, the 5th session of the convention was to begin. The main item of the session: "Consideration: Proposed Social Statement on Human Sexuality." The issue is whether practicing homosexuality is a behavior that should disqualify a person from the pastoral ministry.
The eyewitness of the damage continues:
This curious tornado touches down just south of downtown and follows 35W straight towards the city center. It crosses I94. It is now downtown.
The time: 2PM.
The first buildings on the downtown side of I94 are the Minneapolis Convention Center and Central Lutheran. The tornado severely damages the convention center roof, shreds the tents, breaks off the steeple of Central Lutheran, splits what's left of the steeple in two...and then lifts.
Let me venture an interpretation of this Providence with some biblical warrant.