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 63 days 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 67 days ago

Notable Quotes

"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


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