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We in Africa hear the lamenting voice of the Apostle Paul when he says, “ I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-which is really no gospel at all” (Gal.1: 6-7a). By such actions and attitudes towards the Gospel we are throwing both our adults and our children into confusion and, without words, telling them that Christianity does not have all the answers to their spiritual longing. We are afraid that the current unrestricted embrace of liberalism within the United Methodist Church is endangering the chances of our children to ever consider Christianity a possibility. It further creates a breeding ground for the rapid spread of other faiths amongst our future posterity.

A very humbling read

1 posted on 01/08/2008 11:10:49 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

Too bad the American UMC will not take similar stances against homo marriage and other stuff, go Africa. The seem to grasp the Bible better than some do here. It is the reason I left the church for another denomiation.


2 posted on 01/08/2008 11:17:21 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


3 posted on 01/08/2008 11:21:06 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: xzins

It is good to know there are still some standing for Christ.


13 posted on 01/08/2008 11:56:23 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: xzins

I am very impressed with this, Padre. Too bad the “Euro-west” is far too sophisticated to accept much of what these Africans have to say.

Remarkably Orthodox, btw, but Africans tend to be that way. I think its because they understand so much more about good and evil and life and death than Westerners do.


18 posted on 01/08/2008 2:37:44 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: xzins

I read this and I get a sense of deja vu. The same thing has happened and is happening in the Anglican Communion: Faithful Africans fed up with revisionist Westerners. American Methodists would do well to listen to their African brothers, or they can look at TEC and see what lies in their future.


19 posted on 01/08/2008 7:19:34 PM PST by Zero Sum (Liberalism: The damage ends up being a thousand times the benefit! (apologies to Rabbi Benny Lau))
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