Shocking ordination

Jan 30, 2017 by

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I am shocked and profoundly disturbed by the ordination of lesbian Theda Good at First Mennonite Church of Denver by Mountain States Mennonite Conference leaders (Jan. 2). This is a disgrace for the Mennonite denomination. We have allowed our culture to dictate our values rather than following Scripture.

When we compromise the truth of God’s Word, we bring judgment upon ourselves and risk deceiving others by causing them to fall into the same pit of condemnation. Do we still believe in the transformation of individuals from sin by God’s grace and the practice of holy living? I applaud our Mennonite pastors and conference leaders who have not compromised on this issue.

The Supreme Court is not the final authority regarding the relationship of the sexes. If Almighty God has decided marriage is perfect in its design between a man and a woman, who are we to question divine law?

As a Mennonite church we have arrived at the sad state of apostasy. Our Anabaptist forefathers would be shocked, appalled and mortified if they knew we had fallen into such depravity, duplicity and hypocrisy. I’m deeply concerned about the legacy we are leaving for our children. Will we provide a biblical example to follow, or will we leave them in confusion about what is right or wrong?

Louis A. Lehman
Albany, Ore.


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