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When the Church Becomes Something Other than the Church

Premise #1: It is wrong to murder a person.

Premise #2: The unborn is a person.

Conclusion: Therefore, it is wrong to murder the unborn.

-Ryan Turner

The United Methodist Church has now published new documentation that supports abortion. They did so by renaming abortion to “reproductive health.”

From an article from comes this statement. 

The revision of this Social Principle is boldly announced in its title change: from “Abortion” to “Reproductive Health.” Why? “Abortion,” as a title, might be considered too controversial, harsh, specific. In contrast, “Reproductive Health” might be understood as more medical-clinical, gentle, and general.

The article basically suggests that the United Methodist Church wanted in their words to become more theological, more relevant and more succinct. 

So here is how we as the United Methodist Church do that: 

Let us assemble all the concepts in society today on the theme of abortion. Our objective then is to try to insert them into our denomination in ways that the concepts will be accepted without much thought. In the end we will have a church that will stand for everything and be accepted as loving people. 

Hurray for church leadership! Once again, a group of leaders who actually think what they are doing is in the best interests of their churches. 

Let us create a church that changes terms so that words like abortion become softer and gentler for people to accept. Reproductive health seems like the right term to use and in time it will eliminate the stigma that comes along with a word like abortion. 

The United Methodists are changing words to reflect a modified term for the same result; killing babies in the womb is still murder no matter what you call it, and it still grieves God’s heart. The church does not have the right to change God’s principles and values, and at the point they go down that road to redefine what God’s word says is when they cease to be the church

Hear ye Hear Ye, United Methodist Church leaders here is a news flash for you: “The world does not need more of its own relevance, it needs the truth of God’s Word.” If you think by calling yourself a church you are simply pleasing God, you are in for a big surprise. You have to obey God’s Word in order to be His Church, and if you think Jesus is kind toward disobedience, read His summary of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3. He was stern to those who decided to be an entity of their own thinking and making. 

Here is how you become more theological, more relevant, and more succinct. 

Romans 6:16 

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Deuteronomy 28

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. .

Keeping it honest and truthful…K

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