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Dave Likeness

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Re: Global Methodist Church Is 1 Year Old
« Reply #90 on: May 25, 2023, 02:36:19 PM »
This week on May 23, there were 83 churches from Iowa
who voted to leave the United Methodist Church denomination.
Their release was approved.  The deadline to separate is Dec.
31, 2023.  Again the main issue was that these 83 churches
disapprove of same sex marriage and gay/lesbian clergy.
These 83 churches represent about 11% of the United Methodist
parishes in Iowa.
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J. Thomas Shelley

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Re: Global Methodist Church Is 1 Year Old
« Reply #91 on: May 26, 2023, 10:55:09 PM »
A good summary of the UM dissolution process:

What is alarming is that the Conferences will still be entitled to the same number of delegates to the General Conference as before the dissolution; and that now with the more conservative members departing there will be over-representation by the mostly revisionist remnant.   This could certainly tilt the global balance and force North American mores on Africa.   Of course such a thing has never happened before.  /s
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Pastor Ken Kimball

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Re: Global Methodist Church Is 1 Year Old
« Reply #92 on: May 27, 2023, 01:55:20 PM »
Pastor Fienen:
the only way to avoid participating is to quit any profession that can in anyway become involved. Much of modern life becomes closed to those who dissent.
Well, as I have often said, there is often a price to be paid for our beliefs. As Brian said, consider the Amish. And you don’t like much about “modern life” anyway.
Strange how the progressives are leading us back full circle to medieval Europe where Jews were driven and kept from most civil and commercial life, only now the progressives are the authorities and orthodox Christians are to be relegated to their ghettos.