General Conference 2012 #UMC Legislative Agenda – Something I like

You can find all the legislation here:

General Conference 2012 Advance Edition Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) – UMC.org.

Going through this, I found one I particularly like:

Article XII, Confession of Faith

Amend Article XII, “The Judgment and the Future
State,” of the Confession of Faith of the Evangelical
United Brethren Church,” Discipline, 2008, ¶ 103, page
70, as follows:

We believe all men persons stand under the righteous judgment of Jesus Christ, both now and in the last day. We believe in the resurrection of the dead ; the righteous to life eternal and the wicked to endless condemnation. and the life everlasting.

Rationale:

a) Use of masculine terms for everyone is becoming
obsolete.

b) Article II of the Articles of Religion, Article
II of the Confession of Faith, and the first sentence of this
article all refer adequately to Christ’s judgment. It is not
our place as human beings to prejudge Christ’s work.

There are some things in there, however, that I’m not sure I would support….

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One Reply to “General Conference 2012 #UMC Legislative Agenda – Something I like”

  1. Only got to the Handbook of Delegates, (160 pages, no beach-time for delegates):
    “Plenary Seating Assignments
    Alphabetically by Conference
    Concordat Churches # Delegates Row Table Seats
    Caribbean & the Americas ……….2…….18 ……5 ……..3-4
    Great Britain …………………………..4………1 ……8 ……..3-6”
    etc.
    Now that’s what I call bureaucracy.
    “and the wicked to endless condemnation” includes those that sit in the wrong seat?
    I didn’t realize Methodists were such micro-managers.

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