June 09, 2007

Faithful United Methodists Succumb To Liberal Control

Christian United Methodists apparently caved in to quasi-Christian United Methodists unfortunately taking a stand for the "unity" of the denomination rather than taking a stand for God's truth.

In 2004, the denomination adopted a resolution stating they would work together "for their common mission of making disciples throughout the world." Sounds almost reasonable on the surface but it's fertilizer. Make disciples of what; of whom? The cause of the discussed separation in 2004 was over Biblical issues like abortion, homosexuality, illicit sex, and gender perversion to mention only a few.

The faithful should have split! You know, "Choose Ye this day whom you will serveā€¦" Instead they have committed to holding hands, singing John Lennon's "Imagine" (I actually found that in a United Methodist song book in a local church) while making disciples of "Design-your-own-religion" creating god in your own image and likeness.

Ironically, in the same resource from which the story about denominational unity appeared was also an update about a United Methodist minister who had a sex change. (I can't make this stuff up.)

Rev. Ann Gordon, who now goes by Rev. Drew Phoenix has been "reappointed" by Methodist leadership. Apparently the denomination has no "rules about transgender pastors."

Reappointed? No rules about transgender pastors? How about God's rule against usurping God's authority and prerogatives? There is only one Creator and he doesn't make mistakes when it comes to knitting the person together in the womb. I guess to some Methodists though, we're not only "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139) but must now add, "and sometimes mistakenly made" as well.

The hallmark of a good church is allegiance to Jesus Christ and fidelity to the "faith once for all delivered to the saints," not fidelity to a denominational structure that has long since abandoned Biblical absolutes. There is no virtue in such unity and the discipline of God promises to be poured out, for God will not be mocked.

United Methodists are declining in numbers; is it any wonder? Poor Charles Wesley--if only he could speak, but God still speaks but many in the United Methodist Church have long stopped listening.


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