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When you get to the point where you’re changing the Scripture because you don’t like what it says, isn’t it time to admit you’re gunning for the Holy Spirit’s job?  And, of course, that sort of thing never ends well.

What I mean is, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.  For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21).

So when you’re the ELCA, and you decide to quote Genesis 1:31 as “God saw everything that [God] had made…” because you can’t stand the use of masculine pronouns for God, it’s probably the sign that there’s another spirit at work in your agenda–the spirit of the age.

For being so resistant to taking the Scriptures literally, the ELCA is sure willing to take the task of eisegesis literally.