The Reconciling Movement has become so powerful in places that our United Methodist ministers are now afraid to preach against sin. Their careers are in jeopardy from bishops and district superintendents that are “friends of the world” by promoting homosexuality. They will punish those who disagree with them when appointments are made. Some with families feel they must put the family’s welfare first, but before God?
If you want to see where this leads look at the Episcopal group. A practicing homosexual was elected bishop. At the ordination ceremony, the man’s partner was actually on the stage to place the bishop’s hat on the homosexual bishop’s head for the first time. Can you imagine anything any more unholy?
Who has the courage to tell such “ministers” what hypocrites they are by doing this evil? In Matt 24:51 Jesus tells what will happen to those who pretend to be his servants – including weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Attaining church membership for homosexuals is the reason the Reconciling group began its attack on the church. That is their goal. The
John Wesley preached against sin in a fashionable
In Mark 7:7-8 Jesus said “They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” The Reconciling group scoffs at the 10 Commandments and says God’s Word is no longer relevant today. It says their situation is not even covered in God’s Commandments. This is a very serious deception. It has very serious consequences. They not only deceive themselves, but others, a greater sin. The Reconciling group shattered the unity of the
Jesus told us to love one another (do good) and sin no more (avoid evil). He often pointed out major sins in people so they would have the opportunity to change and become acceptable to God. Nationally, our ministers are doing a good job at telling us to do good, but are falling down on telling us not to do bad. One day it will be like the country song that goes “It’s a little too late to do the right thing now.”
We can take heart that the Reconciling group has garnered fewer votes the last eight years at General Conferences and pray that those bringing the attack might realize who they are attacking, so they can reconcile themselves with God. Let’s all build our devotion to and faith in God right now. One won’t stand without the other. A thought for today — Satan subtracts and divides. God adds and multiplies.
In the Dec. 6 issue of the Advocate, you printed editor’s notes following two letters in which you attempted to distance United Methodist institutions from events that occurred at their facilities. I don’t think we should be so quick to do that.
As to the event at Anderson UMC, the fact that Congregations for Children sponsored the event does not relieve
In the Dec. 6, edition of the Advocate, one of your readers “was stunned” that
Like parts of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, it’s easy to get bogged down trying to digest the Koran, but I urge the reader who asked the above question to read a little book found in most any library titled, The Essential Koran by Thomas O’Clery.
Instead of condemning people to hell who are not Muslim, the Koran embraces all who “believe in God and do well.” It says, “Be they Muslim, Jews, Christians or Serbians, those who believe in God … and do well have their reward with the Lord.”
Every Muslim that follows the Koran invites fellow Muslims, not only to read, but practice the Torah (Jewish scripture) and the Gospel (of Christ). “People of the Book, you have nothing to stand on until you practice the Torah and the Gospel and what has been sent to you from the Lord.”
In my opinion, many Christians could profit by cultivating this spirit, rather than the virulent attitude we so often hear.