Massive Church To Only Use Gender-Neutral Terms So Transgenders Aren’t Offended
It’s sad when you see Christians stop being Christians, even though they think they still are.
The Bible is very clear, and you cannot support things clearly listed as sins and abominations, or the Lord will turn His eyes from you, like you never existed.
That means an abomination is an abomination, even if the propaganda of the day says it is not.
Isaiah 5King James Version (KJV)
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
In their bid to become the biggest non-Christian “Christian” denomination on Earth, the Church of Sweden, the largest religious institution in the country, has advised its clergy to avoid terms like “Lord” and “He” in worship services, to avoid implying that God is male. The gender-neutral wording is intended to make the Church more inclusive.
The recommendation is part of the Church’s blasphemous new handbook on how to conduct services, which covers language, liturgy, music and other aspects of worship. The new version was approved by an annual autumn convention of the Church leadership in Uppsala on Thursday, and replaces the previous version from 1968. Work on the update began in 1997.
The national Evangelical Lutheran Church was the state religion of Sweden until 2000 and currently has over 6 million baptized members in a country of 10 million. Its head, Antje Jackelén, is one of a handful of female archbishops in Christian churches. She was elected in 2013 on a Marxist platform.
Jackelén is well known for interpreting Christian dogma incorrectly, depending on her mood at the time. For instance, she said that those who see the virginity of Mary, mother of Jesus, as “a biological issue have completely missed the point.”
Likewise, she dismisses the idea that human gender is applicable to God. “Theologically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human,” the archbishop was quoted as saying by the Swedish national news agency TT.
Critics of the change say it undermines the concept of the Holy Trinity, which is referred to as “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” by Christians. They see the gender neutrality rules as politicizing matters of faith and a potential hurdle in spiritual communion between the Church of Sweden and other denominations. “You cannot replace 2,000 years of theology,” Christer Pahlmblad, an associate theology professor with Sweden’s Lund University, told Denmark’s Lutheran newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad. He said the move was “not smart” and amounted to disrespect for the theological heritage of Christianity.
The approval of the handbook came in a surprise compromise vote of the Church’s highest decision-making body, the General Synod, which brought together four major groups in the Church leadership, Swedish Radio reported. They agreed to set aside more disputed issues like the rules on music during services and resolve them through a subsequent separate process.
Sweden was ranked the EU’s leading nation in terms of gender equality last month by the European Institute for Gender Equality. Based on a number of criteria such as pay grades, education opportunities and violence against women, the country was assigned a score of 82.6 by the report, compared to the average of 66.2.
The Swedish government notes the work of the Church of Sweden, including the election of Archbishop Jackelén, on the gender equality section of its website. Women have been ordained as priests since 1960 and currently comprise 45 percent of the ordained clergy and an even greater share among the leadership.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 25th, 2017
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