What a shame (or is that sham) it is to have a Bishop complain because the church will not accept what the Bible calls a sin and say that those of us who hold to this integrity with God's Word are causing pain. There is usually pain associated with discovering you have a need to change your life. There is more pain when nothing is offered and the sickness/sin becomes entrenched as being the norm. There is death when sin is allowed to bear its fruit.
Why are we worried about causing someone pain as we seek to help them heal? If you go to the doctor, his proceedure will not always feel good but helps bring about wholeness in body. Is that not the same with sin in our life? I think we need to concentrate on what the end results will be and not just on feelings. If not, then the prphets words come true again, "They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'peace, peace,' when there is no peace. Where they ashamed when they commiitted abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush."
Keep offering the words of hope and life and wholeness. There will be rejoicing in heaven. There should be no compromise in the sentence - or we sentence the people to half a gospel. God help us all.
This "penalty" is just another example of what I call" Gutless Methodism." This is just a slap on the wrist. If these renegade pastors are not defrocked for their apostasy, I don't think The United Methodist Church can survive.
Just Spin ! That is the problem no bible, no discipline, no church.
Worn Out in Ohio,
Still Fighting the Good Fight !
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