Perhaps some wonder why so much effort is placed on keeping the church faithful to Biblical teaching. Pannenburg nails it.
“Here lies the boundary of a Christian church that knows itself to be bound by the authority of Scripture. Those who urge the church to change the norm of its teaching on this matter must know that they are promoting schism. If a church were to let itself be pushed to the point where it ceased to treat homosexual activity as a departure from the biblical norm, and recognized homosexual unions as a personal partnership of love equivalent to marriage, such a church would stand no longer on biblical ground but against the unequivocal witness of Scripture. A church that took this step would cease to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.” ~ Wolfhart Pannenberg
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I concur with this writing.
I’m just a member of a First United Methodist Church, but I feel God loves me just as much as a Bishop. God loves us all, even sinners, but He gave us a guidebook to live by and would not take kindly to man deciding we are different than the many generations before us.