Norway’s Lutheran Church Embraces Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

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(Reuters) Norway’s Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of new ceremonial language that will allow its pastors to conduct same-sex marriages, bringing it into line with several other mainstream Protestant denominations abroad.

Last April the annual conference of the Church—to which nearly three quarters of Norwegians said in 2015 they belonged—backed the principle of same-sex marriages, but did not agree on a wording.

Monday’s decision involved modifying the marriage text to make it gender-neutral, removing the words “bride” and “groom”. The new liturgy will come into effect on Wednesday.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Seriously, white people need Biblical Christianity to be right, like all others are that way. What went wrong with them this century? The last thing the world needs is Sodomic tyranny from the West. Female ordination is a curse in the Christendom. White people totally overdid the civil rights movements by putting colored people and sexually immoral people in the same category. Sin has no equal rights. Bible illiteracy = slavery’s reign. Western Luthrans should read the Holy Bible and stop promoting the abnormal immorality which God has condemned. Endorsement of homosexuality sends unrepentant sinners into eternal damnation instead of salvation.

    • Robert

      What went wrong.
      Higher critical bible interpretations that places people in judgement over what the bible says. They can pick and choose out of the bible What they want to believe .it’s realy the in thing You can keep doing your favorite sin by declaring that part of the bible that calls it sin has either been misinterpreted or was simply the opinion of one of the humans who wrote the bible down. LUTHERANS know exactly when it happened. When many Lutheran and others seminary s broke away from the old historical gramatical way that Luther used. SO FAVORITE SINS COULD BE DENIED as sin AND KEPT.

    • Balerion

      Would someone mind translating this to English? I don’t speak Gibberish.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        You guys got sick by being too well-fed for the longest time. Today’s secular Western culture = well-dressed barbarism.

  • Robert

    The state runs that church . Not the other way around. Of course the state would in force a same sex doctrine does not the USA do the same. The Lutheran church that is not run by the state. Instead by the bible does not even have homosexuals as members of the lutheran church.
    GO to the CELC lutheran web site and Norway church and see for your self

  • Emmanuel

    Another church that God has walked away from.

    • Robert

      bible is still read the liturgy and sacraments still proclaim Jesus as our only savior from our sins . Unfortunately many of the pastors reject that homosexuality is sin .that Jesus had made atonement for. I don’t think we could say” icobod the glory has departed ,,knowing the bible is still read there and liturgy still proclaims Jesus the only savior from sin and sacraments still given for the forgivness of sins . We most definitely could say there pastors many of the members believe and teach apostasy which is a dangerous to faith in Jesus who’s work on the cross made complete Atonment for
      the sin of homosexuality to.

      • Emmanuel

        brother, I agree with you. I get my response from Leviticus 18:28. God will vomit or remove the church from his blessings.

        • simon

          Is god sick?

          • Emmanuel

            Did you read the scripture?
            That was good, I have to say. LOL

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Read Revelation chapter 2-3. These Western mainline churches got sick by ordaining women. Churches should not do what God prohibits. One disobedience leads to another, more deadly ones.

  • Doug

    A bunch of cowards.

    • Robert

      Any one in that Norwegian Lutheran church as a Lutheran has a right to hold to scripture instead as the only authority I’n
      the Lutheran church. You won’t be able to blame heritics
      Before God for taking there word over Gods.
      So be lutheran And hold to Scripture.


      Prof Roger Kovainy St Sophia seminary Ternopil Ukrane.
      Ten commandments of bible interpretations. Where he makes this Lutheran princepal even more clear
      Sola scriptura

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The Western nations should stop pushing homosexuality upon mankind. God destroys every Sodom. Jude chapter 1. People have rights to life by keeping the sane Biblical morality. The West should stop being bored, no matter how rich or good-looking or powerful they are. People need Christian morality as a lifeline, not the secular West’s destructive homosexual decadence. No slavery to the West. Never again, not especially to Sodomites. Western mainline churches should repent of their abnormal immorality. The West is normal and humane only when it adhere to Biblical Christianity.

    • Jenny Ondioline

      The computer you are typing on is the result of the efforts of a homosexual atheist (Alan Turing), Grace. Perhaps you should shut it off and throw it away if you hold such beliefs.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        You are wrong. Computer took long time and many people for invention. It’s another product of Western Christendom. Christians invented the written English language and electricity anyway. Westerners were normal until the 80’s. Something went horribly wrong towards the end of the last century. Kids rot in a rich family.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          …You’ve got to be kidding, right?

          Christians invented computers, electricity and the English language?

          Who teaches you these things, Grace?

          • antifasciste

            Electricity is a natural phenomena and discovered, not invented. Benjamin Franklin became a deist at age 15 after figuring out the reality of Christianity.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            I meant the light bulb. I read his biograpthy and he respected Christianity very much. Today’s secular Americans are bad descendants who disrespect the Good Religion and dishonor all their superior slender Christian ancestors.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The history. Majority of white people always claimed to be Christian at least for the last 1,000 years. They’ve been either real Christian or Christian-respecting or Christian-educated. Westerners became weird and started attacking the Christianity their only sane conscience only since the 1980’s. Something bad happened to Western civilization in the 1980’s.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Same-sex members are for friendship and loyalty alone, never for sexual desire. Those who have sexual lust on the same-sex members would have sex with anything or anyone in existence. Romans 1. Leviticus 18-20. Will the mainline Western churches endorse polygamists and pedophiles and cannibals as minorities as well? What can’t they endorse in this world if they endorse homosexuality? They are practically saying sin does not exist; this is not Christianity but some forms of heinous barbarism.

  • NCOriolesFan

    More mainline religious heresy.

  • Somebody In Texas

    Well then Norway’s Lutheran Church is Embracing HELL just like GOD Said in the Book of Revelation of JESUS CHRIST.

  • Somebody In Texas

    Scriptures on the LGBT Issue

    Leviticus 18:22 (NIV2011)
    22 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable

    Leviticus 20:13 (KJV)
    13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    Jude 1:7 (NIV2011)
    7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

    Romans 1:26-28 (KJV)
    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    1 Timothy 1:3-11 (NIV2011)
    3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer
    4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.
    5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
    6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.
    7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
    8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
    9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
    10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
    11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (KJV)
    9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
    10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    Revelation 2:14-16 (NIV2011)
    14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.
    15 Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
    16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

  • Somebody In Texas

    Whose Children are You ?

    Matthew 12:50 (KJV)

    50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

    John 8:42-45 (KJV)
    42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
    43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
    44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

    2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

  • Somebody In Texas

    Jesus Said REPENT ……..

    Matthew 4:17 (NIV2011)

    17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
    Acts 20:20-21 (NIV2011)
    20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.
    21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

    Somewhere in Eternity will be Countless Millions of Lost Souls that will be Cast Into the Darkness for the Evil that these Haters of the God of the Bible. They will be Very Lonely in the Eternal Darkness Without Any Fellowship with anything good. Evil in the Darkness will be so Very Lonely for those who Chose Evil over Good and Darkness over Light. A Place for All of those who have Rejected the Only Savior of Yeshua/Jesus the Christ or Messiah.

    Confess Yeshua/Jesus and Repent of your Sins so that you will have Eternal Heaven instead of Eternal Hell.

  • Somebody In Texas

    The Great White Throne Judgment
    Revelation 20:1-15 (KJV)
    1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
    2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
    3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
    4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
    5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
    6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
    7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
    8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four
    quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
    9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the
    camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
    10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
    11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose
    face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
    12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
    13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
    14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

  • billinghamboy

    No surprise there then!

  • Robert

    What’s going on I wonder . ?I just read in the Drudge report not long ago Southern baptist were going berserk also !!! providing prostitutes for football players they wanted ,and telling black athletes they could have sex with all the “white college girl” they wanted at there texas Baylor university. Drudge report says they were promoting a rape culture at their university for the purpose of winning Games I supposed.54 rapes that that has been reported just so far !!