United Methodist Church Leadership Endorses Plan to Soften Stance Against Homosexuality
The United Methodist Church Council of Bishops has endorsed a proposal to soften the denomination's stance against homosexuality in order to prevent schism.
Over the past couple of years, the UMC has sought a resolution to the debate over its official position against homosexuality, gay marriage, and the ordination of openly gay individuals. In February 2019, the denomination will hold a special session of General Conference to determine what, if any, changes they will make to their official position on LGBT issues.
Ahead of that meeting, the Council of Bishops released a statement last Friday, noting that a majority of their members supported what is called the "One Church Plan."...
"A law against unnatural lusts, sodomy and bestiality, sins not to be named nor thought of without the utmost abhorrence imaginable, v.22/23. Other sins level men with the beasts, but these sink them much lower. That ever there should have been occasion for the making of these laws, and that since they are published they should ever have been broken, is the perpetual reproach and scandal of human nature; and the giving of men up to these vile affections was frequently the punishment of their idolatries; so the apostle shows, Rom. 1:24. Arguments against these and the like abominable wickednesses. He that has an indisputable right to command us, yet because he will deal with us as men, and draw with the cords of a man, condescends to reason with us. 1. Sinners defile themselves with these abominations: Defile not yourselves in any of these things, v.24. All sin is defiling to the conscience, but these are sins that have a peculiar turpitude in them. Our Father, in kindness to us, requires of us that we keep ourselves clean, and do not wallow in the dirt. 2. The souls that commit them shall be cut off, v.29. And justly; for, if any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, 1Co.3:17. Fleshly lusts war against the soul" (M.Henry)
Iâ€™m in conflict with my old man daily, but, thanks be the God, I have a savior who has washed me of my sins and that I have been made a new creation, I will carry the stench of this old man with me till Iâ€™ve gone and am before His presence. But, Perish the thought that salvation changes nothing for the saved . No truth, no love, no intimacy or comfort from my savior. The UMC has agreed to be a club, membership for all, no gospel allowed.
""The United Methodist Church Council of Bishops has endorsed a proposal to soften the denomination's stance against homosexuality""
Ditch the Bible - Keep the sin.
Making sin more acceptable and exonerating the sinner by sinful human perception is antichrist ideology. What in effect they are doing is rejecting repentance and renouncing Christ Crucified.
UMC is no longer christian or Biblical.
May the Lord rebuke them.
Again the demonic disease of Liberalism spreads its rotting pus in the churches.
Matt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
And delivered just Lot vexed with the uncleanly conversation of the wickedFor he being righteous, and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.) - 2 Peter 2:7-8