Methodist Church report recommends changing rules to allow same-sex weddings in its chapels
A report released ahead of the Methodist Church's Conference this summer has recommended changing the rules to allow same-sex weddings to take place in its chapels.
The recommendation was made in a report called 'God in Love Unites Us', prepared by the Methodist Church's Marriage and Relationships Task Group.
It has been drawn up in light of huge changes in society regarding same-sex relationships, including the legalisation of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage in the last 15 years, but also the Government's most recent announcement last year to open up civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
The task group added that there was a need to address the "hurt" felt by those in the Methodist Church who feel that its current definition of marriage implies that they are "lesser persons"....
Just so as our USA friends are not confused this is not the United Methodist Church of the USA, which has just been rescued by its African and foreign membership and small conservative remnant in the USA, from doing his very thing, of throwing open the doors to the LGBT etc revolution.
No, this is the British Methodist Church, which is very liberal nationally, and does not generally have the same foreign membership to get it out of this crisis.
There are individual lay preachers, and faithful generally elderly members who still have a Biblical John and Charles Wesley style faith, but tragically they are in a minority.
There are a handful of ordained ministers in the Methodist Church that will stand against this, but the policy of the Methodist Church is centralised and they keep moving their ministers around, so any kind of evangelical witness in a local Methodist church cannot last very long.
In the end probably every large denomination will bow to the cultural Marxist. With China being a 17 trillion economy , their clout of totalitarianism is the model for denominations, universities and local governments. The local IFB, evangelical free Presbyterian or home church might be the option.
I thought there was a story about the Methodist Church being broken up over the sodomite issue. I'll bet they can all agree on 'reducing our carbon footprint' and reducing our use of plastic straws and plastic bags, really big issues for some people. It is a wonder that this denomination can even exist when their current beliefs do not agree with the plain teaching of the Bible. But then, when you try to find such common 'church things' like choirs, Sunday schools, Vacation Bible Schools, and bus ministries in the New Testament church, you come up empty. It just shows you that what the 'church' is today is far from what the New Testament envisaged. Wasn't it Jesus who said, "I will pastor my sheep"?
""Methodist Church's Conference this summer has recommended changing the rules to allow same-sex weddings to take place in its chapels.""
Well they always were a bunch of Arminians trying to work their ticket to heaven.
Now they ditch the Bible to accommodate the sodomite satanic agenda.
By allowing these sodomites into their church they will be denying 'Repentance' of sin..... Which in turn denies salvation.
Denying God and His Scriptures means that they are NOT a Christian organisation.
God's prophecy states ..... Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:"
v32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."