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Disconnect at the Connectional Table

Great article about the craziness at United Methodism’s recent Connectional Table.

My response?
In Genesis, we read of the people becoming unified and of one mind… But their unity of thought & purpose would have taken them further from God’s plan & purpose. So, according to Scripture God intervened and purposely brought division in order to frustrate their unified, yet ungodly, plan. My point is this: it’s NEVER Godly to just seek unity. Rather, as we seek God & Godly behavior, all who do the seeking find themselves more unified. Stop seeking unity & seek God!
Please read this article & share your responses!
Dayton

David F. Watson

Recently the Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church engaged in a dialogue over human sexuality. I was under the impression that the purpose of dialogue was to increase understanding, and perhaps even reach consensus. Apparently I was wrong. According to an article on UMC.org,

The Connectional Table, one of The United Methodist Church’s governing bodies, has decided to draft legislation that could change church law “to fully include LGBTQ persons in the life and ministry of the church.”

The draft would be brought back to the Connectional Table at a future meeting for consideration. The April 29 decision to draft the legislation came the same day the Connectional Table began a series of three public discussions on human sexuality.

Wait a minute…. The decision came the same day as the Connectional Table began their discussion? Doesn’t this type of legislation presuppose the outcome of the discussion? If this…

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