PETITION to the ALABAMA-WEST FLORIDA CONFERENCE
WHEREAS, The Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church is a witness by United Methodist laymen and women, clergy, and congregations who pledge unequivocal and confident allegiance to the Lord, Jesus Christ and,
WHEREAS, the purpose of The Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church is to contend for the apostolic faith and,
WHEREAS, The Confessing Movement is not asking for a new definition of faith, but for a new level of integrity in upholding our historic doctrinal standards in a thoughtful, serious and principled way and,
WHEREAS, the Confessing Movement opposes treating theology as a matter of personal experimentation, and
WHEREAS, there is a grave danger in using the umbrella of pluralism and inclusiveness to support an agenda of theological relativism,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference become a Confessing Conference by confirming our commitment to Biblical and doctrinal standards set forth in the 1996 Discipline, paragraph #62, which includes (1) the Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church, (2) the Standard Sermons of Wesley, (3) the Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament, and (4) the General Rules of the Methodist Church.
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