The land of Gustavus Adolphus, who gave his life defending the Lutheran confessions, has chosen a new archbishop who denies that Christ was born of a virgin, rejects the existence of Hell, says that the Bible is not true, believes all religions are equally valid, but has a soft spot in her heart for Islam, refusing to say whether Jesus or Mohammed best reveals the nature of God.
A cry from the heart by a Swedish Christian after the jump. But I’m curious. It would seem that this archbishop cannot say the Apostle’s Creed, at least the part that says “I believe. . .in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.” When she presides at a service, is she silent when that part of the creed comes up? Or does she say “I believe” when she doesn’t believe? I have the same question about other unbelieving ministers and laypeople. We can see how the liturgy preserves orthodoxy even when those who lead it are not orthodox. But it would seem that those who reject what the creed affirms and yet join in the confession of the historic church are surely perjuring themselves. [Read more...]