Christiantoday.com reports news from Norway and its Lutheran Church that shows just how deep into sin many of the once Christian churches of the world have fallen. Here is the salient part of the report:
The Lutheran Church of Norway voted last Friday to allow members in same-sex partnerships to serve in ordained ministry. The vote came towards the end of a difficult week of debate on the issue during the Church's General Synod, held last Tuesday to Saturday. The Church remains deeply divided over homosexuality, with many feeling that the acceptance of homosexuals in the clergy goes against Scripture. Last Friday's compromise vote was testimony to the lack of clear consensus on homosexuals within the Church. While the long-standing absolute ban on employing homosexuals in the clergy has been lifted, the ultimate decision on whether or not to appoint them has been left to individual bishops to make.
Here is apostasy. The Church of Norway and every other church that takes the same attitude toward the acceptance of practicing sodomites has cast off God's law and has bowed down to another god. They may continue to use the names and titles of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ but they have given up both God and truth as they bow at the shrine of all inclusive antichristianity. With sickening hypocrisy, the Lutheran Church of Norway and other such apostate institutions make a vain show of wrestling with Scripture, as if they really cared what the Scripture said. They don't. There is absolutely no difficulty in understanding the Bible's attitude to homosexuality. No, what these hypocrites do under the guise of studying Scripture is to look for ways in which to evacuate the Bible of its plain meaning and replace it with the mumbo jumbo of modern godless secular religion.
And what has been the response of the so-called conservatives in the Church of Norway, those who on Scriptural grounds oppose allowing homosexuals into the Christian ministry? They dialoged, to use a word compromisers employ to cover their weakness, and then they reached a "compromise." Now, I put it to you that there is just one response that true Christians should make to what the Church of Norway has done and that is to separate from it completely-either eject the apostates or, if that is not possible, abandon them and establish a biblical witness for Christ and His gospel. There is no other way. This is the path of obedience for every Christian whose church has gone into apostasy.
I once read a modern parable. Two skeletons were in a cupboard and one said to the other, "If we had any guts, we'd get out of here!" I hope you get the message. If Christians had any guts they would never consent to remain in churches like the Lutheran Church of Norway.