UMNews, Bishop Talbert's Views Are "not at all consistent with UM doctrine"
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 10:12 PM
Subject: Feedback on "Religious leaders debate war on Larry King Live"
I take issue with the following sentence in your March 12 story, "Religious leaders debate war on "Larry King Live" :
Perhaps I am mistaking what the bishop said, but it certainly sounded like he endorsed a theology of universalism, which is not at all consistent with UM doctrine.
This quote by Bishop Talbert, from "Larry King Live," was omitted from your story:
This appears to be contrary to our UM Confession of Faith, which states:
Bishop Talbert went on to say:
Our Articles of Religion state:
I agree with Bishop Talbert that we need to respect people of other faiths, but we do them no service by tossing aside the proclamation of the Christian gospel:
For a recent article on this point by Bishop Lindsey Davis of the North Georgia Conference, see http://GatewayUMC.org/gt_02dec_bishop.htm
Grace and peace,
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