Why the United Methodist Church Should NOT Split



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So Jack Shitama believes "allow all marriages to be celebrated in our churches". So if a man who is married to 1 wife and wants to be marred to 3 more women then those marriages should also be celebrated? Why not Jack based on your logic? Please explain if you disagree how and why? We are warned in Col 1:8 not to be captive to hollow and deceptive philosophy based on human traditions and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ Jesus. There is no end to the compromising to come is there? What about those who are open committing adultery and do so because of the "love they have"? Come on folks, this thinking is not Biblically based. Those who have this kind of thinking should simply form their own religion because this is not Christianity. People today are so willing to compromise the truth of the Bible for current popular ideas of this world which are actually old sinful ways.

Steve Matthews 1 day ago

But, to claim a Wesleyan heritage

The United Methodist Church should also be concerned with the holiness of heart and life of its members on a daily basis. That is hard to do when the church has contradictory beliefs as to what defines a holy life.

Betsy 5 days ago

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– The Rev. Olav Fyske Tveit, top executive of the World Council of Churches, in a March 20 sermon marking World Water Day.

The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, top executive of Discipleship Ministries, lays out his agency’s plans to help United Methodists reach people for Jesus. He addressed his agency’s board in Nashville, Tenn.“We have tried to reverse this decline by trying to offering technical fixes, tinkering with our worship services, collecting huge amounts of data, tinkering with metrics and then when the metrics didn’t fit the picture we wanted, we readjusted the metrics.  [United Methodists] can’t program our way back to vitality; there is no quick fix."

– The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, top executive of Discipleship Ministries, unveiling his goals for the agency to create 1 million new Christian disciples over the next four years, reported by Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service.

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