The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) is an apostate denomination that affirms homosexuals as well as female clergy. Often, you can see them with booths set up at various gay pride marches around the country denying Christ and giving people a false hope in a false gospel.
Paul T. Egensteiner, Brooklyn, New York, was elected May 17 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the denomination. Recently, following his election, he says that he believes that there is a Hell, but it is empty. He writes of one interaction he had with a sodomite,
One connection that stands out to me in particular: A young man shook my hand and said something to me that, amidst the joyful noises around us, I didn’t catch. “Could you say that again?” I asked. In a quiet, tentative voice he repeated, “You mean I’m not going to hell?” I was stunned. “No,” I said. (Along with Bishop Eaton, I believe there is a hell but it is empty, by the grace of the Father and the love of Jesus.) “God loves you!”He held my hand a little longer and then said, “Come here. Give me a hug” As I did so, he repeated his initial question, “So I’m not going to hell, right?” “No!” I repeated, maybe a little more emphatically this time. “God LOVES you!”
With a fake smile and a motto of “this bishop loves you,” Egensteiner spreads the worst kind of hatred toward mankind that one can possibly muster up by withholding the truth about God from them.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 2because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.Romans 1:24-25