Methodists’ Long Arc Toward Orthodoxy

on May 31, 2016

The complete version of this post appeared here on the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) blog.

For years, the United Methodist Church (UMC) appeared poised to follow in the footsteps of other Mainline Denominations toward liberal theology and declining cultural relevance. But the last few weeks have proved otherwise.

In a shocking turn of events, the nation’s third largest religious body—with 12.1 million adherents worldwide—has chosen to maintain its stand on biblical sexuality, became more pro-Israel and reversed its longtime support for abortion. We may be seeing the UMC bend toward the long arc of orthodoxy.

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  1. Comment by Skipper on June 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Even the Baptists have taken notice and are receiving news of the United Methodist Church. How strange that the National News didn’t report these changes. They only report news that they want you to know. Thanks for helping get the news out (in spite of the media)!

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