Resolute Obedience 8


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This final resolution might seem a bit ridiculous—that we would have to vote on whether we believe Scripture to be… Scripture, but the truth is, many in the UMC have decided to vote these passages out.  My heart in all of this has been to help people think through what they are buying into.  The truth is, my hope is these resolutions may even bring division—as in the kind Jesus brought—in order that true believes can walk in genuine unity…

RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE SCRIPTURES ON MARRIAGE, SEXUAL PROPRIETY, AND HOMOSEXUALITY AS BEING TRULY SCRIPTURAL

Whereas, the United Methodist Church recognizes Scripture as our “sufficient rule;” and

Whereas, the following fifty verses are universally recognized as coming from the Bible and are further recognized as Scripture,

Scriptures on Sexual Immorality

 

Hebrews 13:1-5

1 Cor. 6:17-20

Mark 7:20-23

Matthew 15:10-20

Galatians 5:19

Ephesians 5:3-7

Titus 1:16

2 Cor. 12:21

Ephesians 5:8-9

Matthew 5:28

1 Thess.4:3-5

Colossians 3:5

1 Peter 2:11

1 Cor. 10:8

Acts 15:20

Ephesians 4:19

I Cor. 5:11

Rev. 2:14

Rev. 2:20

Hebrews 12:16

Phil. 3:19

2 Peter 2:17-22

John 8:1-12

 

Scriptures specifically on Homosexuality

 

Romans 1:26-28

Jude 5-8

1 Timothy 1:8-11

1 Cor. 6:9-11

Lev. 18:22

Lev. 20:13

Genesis 19:1-13

Judges 19:22-23

Ezekiel 16:49-50

Revelation 21:27-28

Revelation 22:15

Genesis 9:20-24

Genesis 10:15-19

 

Scriptures on Marriage being Male/Female only

 

Mark 10:6-9

I Cor. 7:2

Genesis 2:24

Matthew 19:4-6

Genesis 1:27

1 Peter 3:7

Proverbs 5:18-19

Proverbs 18:22

Proverbs 30:18-19

Ephesians 5:22-33

Deut. 24:5

Colossians 3:18 -19

1 Cor. 11:11-12

Proverbs 20:6-7

Hebrews 13:4

 

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church acknowledges and celebrates that the list of Scriptures contained in the table of this resolution are indeed Scripture, and therefore authoritative and “useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Tim. 3:16b NRSV)

Submitted by: Rev. Dr. Craig Green and Livingston First United Methodist Church


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