Church Split Headline: The Orthodox and the UMC

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Who's More Like Putin

Let's see, who's more like Putin who is against a split and the financial problems it would bring to the church? The traditionalists who are offering a gracious exit to those who want to leave that allows them to take all their property and their assets? Or the centrists who offer no exit and will force churches to remain in a denomination they desire to leave?

Rob Renfroe 312 days ago

The definition of orthodoxy...

Is right teaching.


Reality is that everybody is working from their own understanding of what teaching is right. Traditionals have their own orthodoxy that is rooted in historic Christianity because we believe that a single doctrine was handed to the Church once and for all. Progressives have their own orthodoxy rooted in a belief that humanity has evolved in our understanding of God. John Wesley's theology was firmly grounded in historic Christianity because he believed that a single doctrine had been given to the Church once and for all. From that perspective then traditionals do have the more valid claim to historic Wesleyan orthodoxy.

betsy 314 days ago

"Right Teaching" = "Political Correctness."

Fixed it for you.

George Nixon Shuler 310 days ago

Huh? You can't "fix" what ain't broken.

Ortho = Straight, Dox = Teaching. Betsy's definition of "orthodoxy" was perfectly orthodox.

On the other hand, "political correctness" has absolutely nothing to do with Christian theology and everything to do with the New Left's penchant for doublespeak.

jr 309 days ago

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