Methodists to Reinstate Defrocked Minister
Email Alert Message for: May 1, 2005
Hello Again!
Today's Headline's:
Apr 29, 12:15 PM (ET)
+++++ Methodists to Reinstate Defrocked Minister +++++
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - The United Methodist Church reversed itself
Friday, deciding to reinstate a lesbian minister who was defrocked
after revealing her relationship with another woman.

A church panel voted 8 to 1 to set aside an earlier decision to defrock
Irene "Beth" Stroud for violating the church's ban on openly gay clergy.

The Philadelphia minister said she was relieved by the ruling and hopes
the church will become more inclusive to people regardless of sexual

After Stroud disclosed the relationship to her congregation two years ago,
the church defrocked her, meaning that she could no longer serve communion
or baptize anyone. She kept the title of associate minister and worked in a lay
capacity at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.

"The church is not free to disregard the standards of justice and inclusiveness
that are preached by Jesus Christ ... and are a part of church law," Stroud said
after church authorities read their decision at a hotel.

"The ruling gives us hope that the United Methodist Church has the resources
to do justice," she said.

Note: See my analysis below...


We are told in scripture that there would be a falling away of those

who apparently believed in Christ. Are we seeing that falling away

spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 in the form of the Presbyterians

and the Methodists? I think we are.

It's a sad commentary when two of our nations corner stone denominations

are turning from God and allowing gay ministers among their ranks.

Once that corner is turned and that compromise is made, anything

evil becomes possible.


Where does it all go from here? Only God knows. These two denominations

are treading on very dangerous ground indeed.

"For Zionís sake I will not be
silent and for Jerusalemís sake
I will not rest."- Isaiah 62.1

Until Next Time, God Willing,

Bro Stef Out... 
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25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."

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2 Thess 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.


Daniel 9:27
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abom-inations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

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