Responding to the ELCA and The Lutheran
After The Lutheran magazine reported that gay weddings will be allowed at the ELCA's Augustana College, Donald Bohlken wrote this comment in response:
“Well, it now appears that this ELCA college has gone beyond the General Assembly's approval of 'blessings' for 'committed' gay and lesbian couples to full-blown marriages! The Bible condemns this, but who cares what the Bible says! Anything goes!
The Bible clearly condemns homosexual behavior as sin. 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.' Lev 18:22. 'For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.' Romans 1:26-27. See also Gen 19: 4-8, 15, 24; Lev 20: 13; Deut 23:17; 1 Cor 6:9, 10; 1 Tim 1: 8-11; Jude 1: 6-7.
It is our duty to lovingly point out to homosexuals that this conduct is sin and that the way out of sin is to seek forgiveness through the blood and sacrifice of Christ. 1 Cor. 6: 11. To follow the path. of denying the scripture's teachings, which the ELCA General Assembly and Augustana College has chosen, is to assist homosexuals on a path to hell. 1 Cor. 6: 9-10.
God's law on marriage, as set forth in Genesis 2: 23-24 and affirmed by Jesus Christ at Matthew 19: 4-6, is also clear. It provides that marriage was created exclusively as a union between one man and one woman.” (read here)