Leaving My Denomination



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This is how it worked in the past

Methodists that didn't like where the majority was and had a problem that they couldn't get past, well, their only recourse was to go to a church that they liked better.

Chad 307 days ago

You're finding CAREER and CONSOLATION in a DYING church? UMC's future?

Copied and pasted: Read this below and more at http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/home-page-news-and-views/why-is-the-episcopal-church-near-collapse.aspx#LoCFCtrIVezykpJq.99
"The headlines coming out of the Episcopal Church’s annual U.S. convention are stunning — endorsement of cross-dressing clergy, blessing same-sex marriage, the sale of their headquarters since they can’t afford to maintain it.
The American branch of the Church of England, founded when the Vatican balked at permitting King Henry VIII to continue annulling marriages to any wife who failed to bear him sons, is in trouble.
Somehow slipping out of the headlines is a harsh reality that the denomination has been deserted in droves by an angry or ambivalent membership. Six prominent bishops are ready to take their large dioceses out of the American church and align with conservative Anglican groups in Africa and South America.

“An interesting moment came at a press conference on Saturday,” reports convention attendee David Virtue, “when I asked Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies, if she saw the irony in that the House of Deputies would like to see the Church Center at 815 2nd Avenue in New York sold (it has a $37.5 million mortgage debt and needs $8.5 million to maintain yearly) while at the same time the national church spent $18 million litigating for properties, many of which will lie fallow at the end of the day.”
My words: my family LEFT the Episcopal Church when the cancer of liberalism metastasized there. And, now we have suspended membership in the Methodist church over what is coming... Writer Mr. Bliss is certainly swimming against a tide...

Reese 309 days ago


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