United Methodism as We’ve Known It Is Gone. No one is “Leaving” It.

Juicy Ecumenism | 1/28/2020 | John Lomperis
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United Methodists and much of the media have been abuzz in this new year around a high-profile, carefully negotiated proposal that would end our denomination’s decades of theological infighting through separation into two or more denominations.

Lots of questions remain about details.

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Will liberal United Methodists really, actually insist on sticking to their guns of adamantly refusing to follow our Lord’s Golden Rule of treating others as they would want to be treated? Will they really keep demanding that votes be blatantly “rigged” so that their side would “win” any annual conference currently subject to the traditional biblical standards of the United Methodist Discipline if a mere 44 percent minority vote for such a liberal take-over, while shamelessly imposing a double standard of traditionalist believers needing to muster a 57 percent super-majority just to stick with the same doctrinal and moral standards we have already had?

Really?

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How can someone really keep a straight face, in loudly professing to follow Jesus Christ while stubbornly insisting upon disregarding one of His most core teachings?

How can those bishops who have already broken so much trust be trusted to act with honesty, fairness, and integrity in managing the transition and sorting processes?

Question - Days

These and other very important question will need to be addressed in the days ahead.

In the end, it is guaranteed that what ultimately comes out of the May 5-15, 2020 will not be ideal in anyone’s eyes.

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But the bottom line is that it is now increasingly likely that by May 15, one way or another, we will find ourselves in a situation in which the current denomination now known as the United Methodist Church will evolve into at least two new denominations: one whose moral standards and underlying theology would allow a more permissive approach to same-sex union ceremonies and clergy being sexually active outside of...
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