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Unofficial UM Renewal Leader Shows Courage To "Tell It Like It Is" On Segregation Amendments

The Impact of the “Separation” Amendments on Our Church

At the upcoming annual conferences across our connection there will be amendments considered that would separate our church here in the United States from our overseas church. If these amendments pass by two-thirds vote in the annual conferences and the American church is made into a regional conference, then it will be separated from the overseas church legislatively. This means that the overseas churches will not be able to vote on legislation that would affect our denomination here in the United States. There will then be a massive shift of the voting power of the “decision makers” in favor of those who want to normalize homosexual practice in the United Methodist Church; the votes are in place to do this as we have seen at the four general conferences held in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008

This means that after the next General Conference in 2012, the structure and polity would be put into place that would incorporate these new policies into our church. This in turn would result in the next time that the “regional” legislative body met here in the United States, it would pass those petitions that would result in the ordination of homosexual clergy, performance of “marriages” for same-sex couples, and all other actions that would catapult those people supporting homosexual practice into positions of leadership, prominence, and control of the American church. The votes would be in place to do this since our overseas delegates would not have any votes in the legislative process for the United Methodist Church in the United States.

In turn, you would see a massive exodus from our denomination of both clergy and laity who support the orthodox Christian faith and morality as translated down through the years by our Wesleyan forebears. The push for homosexual acceptance would permeate every corner of every United Methodist church – regardless of size or where it was located. Local congregations that refused to go along with this compulsive advocacy would face seizure of their property or closure – similar to that of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fairbanks, Alaska, whose doors were “closed” and who lost their property. What happened to them and as told in the book We’ve a Story to Tell... is of so much importance to every single United Methodist church.

Make no mistake about it – this is what will happen if these amendments pass.
– Allen O. Morris, who has reported on four general conferences: 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

Is that what we want to do?

It appears that church officials to include many of our bishops are urging us down the road to full homosexual acceptance in our church. Why is that? To do this would take us in the same direction of the Episcopal Church which is in a state of disarray and on a path of accelerated decline and disintegration.

Predictions Being Fulfilled

In the book The Church in Bondage, written in 1999 and published in 2000, several predictions were made:

* It appears that our church leadership is moving the UMC down a road away from the orthodox Christian faith.

* The increased numbers of news releases about benevolent activities and the “bishops’ initiatives” serve to camouflage the deeper problems that are potentially undermining the UMC.

* It is believed that the bishops want to “dialogue” about the homosexual issue to wear down opposition to its practice so that it will ultimately be normalized.

These predictions were made almost ten years ago – Can anyone deny that this has been happening in our church?

Source: Spring 2009 Christian Methodist Newsletter (pdf)
Website: Concerned Methodists

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