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From the Founder of Exposing the ELCA

Despite being only three months into 2013, there have already been several disturbing stories emanating from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Over this time, Exposing the ELCA has reported stories that are of such magnitude that they could headline on major newspapers.

Here are some of them:

If Exposing the ELCA was not here, most of these stories would slip by, with only a small minority knowing and understanding the extent of the heresy happening in the ELCA and being allowed by the ELCA leadership. The ELCA would love to see this ministry go away so that their sins would remain in the dark.

Exposing the ELCA is committed to God's calling and will continue to expose what is happening in the denomination. Would you be willing to help support this ministry? Please prayerfully consider giving to this ministry. (find out about giving to Exposing the ELCA here).

In Christ's Service,

Dan Skogen


ELCA Church Tower to Have Hindu Goddess and Naked Woman Mural

Imagine driving down the road and passing by a beautiful old Christian church.  Now imagine that church has a huge painting of a bare breasted women/goddess on it for all to see.  Not only that, the mural also includes an eight armed goddess named Kali.  Kali is a Hindu goddess.  Hard to conceive of, but that is what you will find beginning this November if you drive passed the ELCA's Ebenezer Lutheran Church (also know as herchurch) in San Francisco, CA.  The church plans on placing this mural on their church tower for everyone to see.

The ELCA church's website tells us about the mural saying,

“The Goddess mural will rise 64 feet high with four basic symbolic representations of the divine feminine: The Earth Mother, the Black Madonna, the Christ-Sophia, and an androgynous Kali-Kundalini figure whose chakras merge with the phases of the moon and the universe.   They will be surrounded by colorful and playful animals, birds, plants and earth’s elements.” (see here)

Here is a link that shows what the mural will look like (on the left hand side of the page).

A fundraising page for herchurch's project has this to say about the mural, “Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran (herchurch) refers to the Divine Presence through many names and metaphors.  More than 50,000 years ago the sacred one was called mother.  Breaking recent tradtion from male diety, this mural aims to herald the return of the feminine divine in modern Christian, interfaith and feminist spirituality.” (see here)

Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran has been worshiping pagan gods for quite a while now, with the full knowledge and approval of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  I say this because it is a fact that ELCA leadership know what is being taught and what goes on at this church, and they allow it to continue. (see here, here and here)  They have the power, authority and responsibility to stop it and they do not.  A church leader from the ELCA Office of the Presiding Bishop even spoke at a herchurch feminism conference showing the audience pictures of a female Jesus. (see here)

The fundraising page goes on to say the painting will be, “Attached via panels to the East face of the purple herchurch tower, this mural promises to be a focal point in the world famous San Francisco mural collection. . .The dream is to share the beauty to all who pass and prophetically envision our mission of rebirthing the divine feminine in ourselves, the church and the world.”

A Hindu goddess (as well as the other pagan gods) lifted up and worshiped by a Christian church is pure wickedness.  They are blatantly breaking the commandment set by God, "You shall have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:3)  It is offensive, sinful, blasphemous and evil.   ELCA members, know this: your leadership allows it!

What kind of God-honoring Christian denomination would do that?  And what about the huge painting of a topless woman/goddess being placed on the church tower?  Children will see it.  Yet, many of you will still support the ELCA.

Think about it.  Is this the kind of denomination you want to be part of?  Sure it's no fun to leave your ELCA church, the one you have been going to for so long, the one that has so many of your friends attending.  But remember, your church is part of the ELCA which allows goddess worship and openly stands against God's Word in so many areas.  This is a denomination that has taught YOUR pastor.

So what is more important to you, going to your comfortable church or going to a church that believes the Bible and worships the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His Son Jesus Christ?  One day you may need to justify your decision to God Almighty.

Bible-believing ELCA Members Need to Take Action Against Goddess Worship in the Church

Considering a recent report regarding “herchurch,” an ELCA congregation, planning on placing a mural with images of goddesses outside on their church tower, (see article in this newsletter) it's time that Biblical Lutherans doing something about it.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Contact your pastor and bishop and ask them to call for action to be taken against herchurch and its pastors.

  2. Contact ELCA churchwide telling them that they need to take action against herchurch and its pastors. The standard reply from ELCA churchwide is that they can do nothing. Hogwash! ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson has power to provide corrective leadership for herchurch's Bishop, Mark W. Holmerud, to put an end to the worship of false gods happening there. Hanson can discipline Bishop Holmerud for his passive support of heresy. Hanson can give a strong public statement condemning that church and synod. He can end all cooperation with that synod until satisfactory action is taken.

  3. Prepare a resolution for your ELCA synod assembly condemning the heretical teaching and actions of herchurch, its pastors and the Sierra Pacific Synod bishop.

  4. Prepare a resolution for your ELCA synod assembly stating that goddess worship shall not be allowed in your synod and that images of non-Christian gods shall not be allowed on or in church property. Honestly, I would be interested to hear how that vote goes.

  5. If you compose a resolution, I encourage you to share it with Exposing the ELCA, and with your permission, we could post it for use by others.

  6. Share what is happening at herchurch with friends, family, your church and media outlets to compel the denomination.

Consider this, a number of pastors have been kicked out of the ELCA because their churches dual affiliated with another Lutheran denomination, yet herchurch can worship all forms of pagan goddesses, and they continue to be in good standing within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.




“Now if someone tells you: "The church and the bishops have resolved this or that," make this reply: "Good and well! But I, in turn, want to ask you now: How did they arrive at their decision? Were they inspired by their own zeal or by the Holy Spirit?" ... Before accepting what they teach we must run quickly to the touchstone and see whether they are in agreement with what Christ says"  - Martin Luther (LW 22: 265).

"A God without wrath who brings humans without sin into a kingdom without judgment through a Christ without a cross." - H. Richard Niebuhr

God's Word

Colossians 3:5-6
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.

Galatians 5:19-21 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

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