Uniting Methodists Seek 'Broad, Middle in the Center'

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The Battle

The Battle

In my simple mind the issue is about Salvation and Justice.

The oppressed believers look for Justice, from mere mortals, when they have already have been assured it, Eternally (Matthew 5:10-12)

Those believers concerned about protecting their Salvation have only to look at the empty Cross and Tomb to know that that war has been fought and won.

The battle that rages does not have the Eternal implications which have been ascribed to it. It is an earthly battle, fought by mortals for the entertainment of the Evil one.

For the believers, there is nothing of permanence that one side can give to the other, Christ has already intervened and provided it.

However, the responsibility that both sides have is to the unbelievers. Even the loss of one soul, who looks to the disfunction of the Church and turns away in disgust, never to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, will be too high a price to pay for this battle of mortal (and perhaps moral) righteousness.

Tim more than 2 years ago

Uniting

Why don't we give the buildings of ultra conservative congregations to the missionary Anglican Church, ultra orthodox, and then see who is left? Actual Methodists could start home churches.

Marilyn Davis more than 2 years ago

Notable Quotes 


"... Sometimes the gospel confronts us with values that are counter to a white supremacist, nationalist, militaristic, xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic, anti-environmental, or ableist agenda. Even without mentioning a specific president, a sermon that preaches the values of welcoming the immigrant, obeying the commandment not to murder, lifting up 'the least of these,' or valuing black lives can be mistakenly perceived as promoting a 'liberal agenda.'"

– Leah D. Schade, "What to Do When Parisioners Leave ... Because of Politics."

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