Well, there’s a war brewing within the United Methodist Church. It doesn’t look like we’re going to “move forward” without coming apart. The denomination has been trying to hold together for over forty years now. The issues are not just the issue we’re talking about, (which is the church’s teaching on homosexuality), but it is about how we view scripture, ecclesiology, and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These are central tenets of the Christian faith.
Modernists would have us “move forward” from the past, embrace new ways of thinking, become unshackled by what they have deconstructed and demythologized. They ask us to accept new norms that completely break the mold of scriptural teaching, explaining that scripture can’t compete in today’s world. A new ethos has arisen, and to speak against it, to stand up for scripture, is to be guilty of “hate speech.”
I don’t think I…
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