As many have heralded the move by sodomite pastors to ask openly for acceptance in the United Methodist Church, many have missed the move by the denomination to end its support of abortion.
This work has now begun to bear fruit. As the General Conference finished up yesterday, we see that a vote went in favor of the unborn.
Christianity Today reports:
Paired with the earlier vote to divest from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the church took “two MAJOR steps in the right direction,” tweeted John Lomperis, the United Methodist director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
This points to a turning of the denomination on at least this issue, and it is a matter of vital importance. Though the UMC has, and is, leading the way in many socially liberal stances, there is an apparent shift in its thinking in this area.
Christianity Today continued:
“This is a necessary and good step towards affirming that the unborn are persons of sacred worth,” said John Lomperis, a conference delegate and United Methodist director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy. “This also shows the UMC moving away from other liberal, declining, ‘mainline’ denominations to embrace a new faithful, global identity.”
Though this is not wholesale repentance or a voice for abolition, it is a move in the right direction. It is also good to see that the leadership has not caved to the sodomite overtures in the denomination.
The United Methodist General Conference, the denomination’s law-making legislative body which meets every four years, concludes today. It approved a plan by bishops to delay all votes on the homosexuality issue and form a study commission.
The church’s current language calling homosexual behavior “incompatible with Christian teaching” remains intact.
The Great Methodist light might yet still be burning, though ever so dimly. May God return it to the raging fire it was before this dark season.
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