Friday, May 2, 2008

What would John Wesley have said?

Albert Mohler on one of the important votes taken by the United Methodists this week:

The United Methodist Church voted this week to maintain its official policy that homosexual activity is "incompatible with Christian teaching." The policy of the church also prohibits the recognition or celebration of same-sex relationships.

Meeting for its General Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Methodists voted 517 to 416 to keep the current policy and language in its Book of Discipline. The denomination voted down a proposal to replace the "incompatible with Christian teaching" language with a statement that the church should "refrain from judgment regarding homosexual persons and practices as the Spirit leads us to new insight." ....

Which raises the question: "Would the Spirit contradict Himself?"
A group of 300 delegates protested the decision and blamed it, at least in part, on delegates from Africa. [more]
United Methodists Maintain Standards

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