Uniting Methodists Urges Unity Resolutions at Annual Conferences

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Bible commands Church to judge

In I Cor 1, Paul starts out by admonishing the Church to be in unity. Then, later in Chapter 5, he also admonishes the Church that a "little leaven levavens the whole lump". And then to judge such a person "in the name or our Lord Jesus Christ". So, it is clear that unity is not unity at all costs. There are legitimate, and even commanded, reasons to put people out from our fellowship.

And since homosexuality acts are so clearly taught as sinful in many passage of God's Word, the UMC would be sinning if it refuses God's command to judge within the Church. Unity with wickedness means schism against God.

Joe Dunfee more than 2 years ago

structural unity or spiritual unity?

Are we so concerned with the structural unity of the UMC that we will gloss over the very real differences of theology, doctrine, and our understanding of the Bible? The very foundations of our spirituality? Shall we try to sweep those issues under the rug for another 40 years? Look where it's gotten us! Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

J. David Trawick more than 2 years ago

Why?

The so-called "big tent" is why we're in this situation.

Sarah more than 2 years ago

Annual Conference Resolution

Uniting Methodist have proven that they are just another left wing progressive group. Wolves in sheeps clothing using nice sounding words to scratch the "itchy ears" of those who are looking for an easy way out.

Scott more than 2 years ago

“Gay marriage”

Welcoming everyone & ministering to everyone does not translate to encouraging and validating all behavior. For instance, Would we encourage adultery? Those advocating accommodation are bending to immoral western culture.

Casey more than 2 years ago

Unity Resolution

I could support a Unity Resolution that endorses the truth and authority of the Bible. Without that, unity in any "church" is of no value.

Parker Wayland 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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