Learn from Our Past

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Sounds good!

Except when I get to this sentence: "Our pastors and churches can get back to the work they were called to do." And then the realization hits me that we are not in agreement of what the work is we are called to do. The Discipline states that it is "To make disciples...". My cruising the internet listening to every voice I could find from within the United Methodist Church showed me that there is no agreement as to who are what a disciple is--everybody has their own understanding. And I can accept that that is all well and good until I realize that everything the church does should reflect what it believes about God and His creation--and there is no agreement on that either. In fact, to listen to the myriad of conflicting voices that are the United Methodist Church portrays God as being indecisive and unsure; those are not two words I cannot use to describe God.

betsy 155 days ago


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     "Fundamentalist Christians have moved the theological needle so far to the right that the Gospel is said by them to be a 'progressive agenda.' It's not – it's the Gospel. We must keep preaching Jesus' message of the Kingdom of God (over against the kingdoms of this world) rooted in love (not legalism) and aimed toward reconciliation (not division). The Pharisees alleged Jesus' message was a 'liberal agenda.' It wasn't – it was the Gospel."

– The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper in a Facebook post.

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