Some good news out of the Methodist Book of Discipline

Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker is one of the bright spots in the Methodist Church in the U.S.  In the midst of so many false teachers he continually speaks the truth in a compelling way.  His comments on the UMC progress on the issue of abortion are encouraging:

The 2008 General Conference of The United Methodist Church took a step toward greater moral seriousness when it amended the denomination’s Social Principles on abortion.

 Paragraph 161 J in the 2008 Book of Discipline contains important additions: “The Church shall offer ministries to reduce unintended pregnancies,” and “We affirm and encourage the Church to assist the ministry of crisis pregnancy centers and pregnancy resource centers that compassionately help women find feasible alternatives to abortion.”

Also see Something only a committee could create: The United Methodist abortion position.

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