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APOSTASY: 100 United Methodist Church Clergy 'Come Out' As LGBT

It is one thing to struggle with sin as all Christians do (see 1 John 1:8, 1 John 2:1, and Romans 7:15-20), seeking God's forgiveness and deliverance, but it is an entirely different thing to say your sin is ok with God.  God's grace is limitless for those who admit their need and receive Christ's righteousness in their stead, but for those who reject God's grace... well... how can people be forgiven for sins they repeatedly refuse to acknowledge are sins even when presented with unequivocal, unambiguous scriptures?

This from Christian Headlines:

Over 100 United Methodist clergy members have come out as LGBT as part of an effort to convince the UMC to rethink their stance on gay marriage and the LGBT community.

The Huffington Post reports that the leaders of the United Methodist Church are scheduled to meet in Portland to consider around 1,000 legislative petitions in favor of embracing the LGBT community in the UMC.

More than 100 pastors, deacons, elders, and other leaders in the UMC released a letter right before this meeting, proclaiming their solidarity with the LGBT community and revealing their own affiliation with it.

“Our prayer, as the church begins its time of discernment, is that you will remember that there are nameless ones around the world, hungry for a word of hope and healing,” stated the letter. “LGBTQI people and their families exist in every church in every continent of this denomination. They are seeking to remain in faithful relationship with you, even when you refuse, because they know God’s tender mercies and great faithfulness.”

The UMC’s official stance regarding gay marriage is that UMC clergy are not authorized to perform gay marriage ceremonies, and members of the LGBT community cannot be ordained in the church.


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  1. We can not change the Word of God to fit our carnal desires, but God can change us and our desires through His Word when we seek Him through Jesus. My prayer is that people's eyes will be opened to see what the 'rainbow' really stands for - the promise of God, eternal life, which is 'Yes' in Jesus.

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    1. Amen to that. Thank you Brenda.

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