Council of Bishops to Call for 2019 General Conference

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Why 2019?

As an outsider who has been following the travails of the UMC, I do not understand what is to be gained by a special General Conference so close to the one held every four years. Conferences are not inexpensive undertakings and take people's time and preparation.

1. I suspect no conference is going to adopt a "liberalized" position at this point.

2. The only "reform" that might pass is something that allows each congregation to go their own way as with the Baptists or a formal division of the UMC.

3. I suspect the most likely event will be for the conference to reject all changes. The definition of "conservative" is, after all, one that does not wish to alter the status quo.

David more than 3 years ago

Conservative

Conservative = Not willing to alter the Clear wording of Scipture, not willing to make repentance cheap and willing to live a life of holiness after repentance by the help of the Holy Spirit.

Rodney Akers more than 3 years ago

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