What should be a no brainer when it comes to the Word of God, some rogue elements within the United Methodist Church is looking to sever its relationship with the main body.
But this same denomination gave their “spin” on abortion that makes the teaching of Jesus and the command not to murder of no significance.
In their statement, it seems that they gave deference to a woman that’s pregnant than to uphold the command of the Lord to not commit murder (see Exodus 20:13).
Like Eli, he honored man than to honor God (see 1 Samuel 2:29), allowing for perversion to remain in the leadership.
You could read UMC’s statement on abortion here
With this message of confusion, we’re not surprised of the “swamp” mentality within this denomination. Just as there’s a political swamp, there is no question that a religious swamp exists.
It’s Biblically known as “Wheat and Tares” (see Matthew 13:24-30).
When you capitulate in one area of sexuality, the other areas are next.
Regarding abortion, adultery and fornication is the fuel for abortion.
When two people refuse to discipline themselves in obeying the Word of God to abstain from fornication or adultery, the rest is history.
Now regarding the vile sin of homosexuality, gay, bisexuality, and transgenderism, when these things are debated among clergy to seek permission to officiate weddings and ordination of those practicing these things, to entertain a debate is crazy.
Many will say that Jesus entertained a debate on marriage and divorce in Matthew 19:1-9.
Within that debate, the argument ended when the Lord Jesus gave the Scriptures.
With the debate within the UMC, the debate should have ended when the Scriptures are applied. There should never be a revisiting of this debate in subsequent meetings over doctrine because Scripture ends the debate.
When a person asks a question regarding morals, the answer is in the Word and in the conscience of the person.
In other words, you’ve already answer the question.
It’s then a question of whether you’re going to obey the Lord or blatantly disobey Him, and obey the call to sin.
The UMC have their church doctrinal statement regarding their position on homosexuality. However, people that practice these sins want to insist on serving in their sinful condition, and endorse the sins of others by performing marriage ceremonies for homosexuals.
Since the main stream UMC refused to allow such practices, the practitioners of sin want to sever. They’ve stopped sending their offerings to the main body in protest of the denomination’s decision.
Now depending upon each church building, the fight for property and money will ensue.
This is part of the apostasy spoken of by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2.
Yes, even protestant main stream denominations that showed signs of dying or are already dead, are struggling to remain relevant to the world to keep seats filled.
It’s more about seats than souls. Empires over His kingdom.
God’s will takes a back seat to our will.
Pastors need to be paid, buildings need upkeep and maintenance, other social ministries need attention. Hitting them in their wallet is a malicious attempt to tie their hands to force them to capitulate.
No one is stopping them from leaving the denomination to continue in sin.
It’s not good that this happens but when a group of people insist on their ways, no one is stopping them from leaving to start their own denomination of homosexuality.
They’re intent on changing the course of an entire denomination to accept their condition of sin.
Sexual immorality will keep seats filled and in hell, keep hell heavily occupied with lost souls.
Holiness will empty seats on earth but those the remain holy will see the Lord (see Hebrews 12:14).
Please read the article from Fox News here