My brother in Las Vegas was kind enough to share the following statement from the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church with me.
There is value in looking at it in so far as it shares the DNA with apostate and apostatizing churches.
Joint Statement of NASCUMC Member Presidents
On the Called General Conference and the Subject of Human Sexuality
January 5, 2019
Embracing the United Methodist Church’s core religious and humanistic values that all persons are of sacred worth and equal standing…
It is appropriate that it is with this statement, on man, that the academic presidents begin because their religion begins with man and not with God. Note what is transparently claimed. Humanism, of the contemporary, idolatrous variety, is at the core of their faith. Humanism is so defined:
Humanism: “an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.”
Humanism, as it is used today, cannot exist within orthodox Christianity. Nothing that puts man above God can be Christian. It’s actually of the essence of unrighteousness.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
The above, quoted statement also blanketly affirms the “sacred worth and equal standing” of all persons. Such unqualified affirmations cannot be found in sacred Scripture. Sacred Scripture says that all men, in and of themselves, are fundamentally unsacred, and worthless.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Scripture denies that all men share equal standing. Those who are saved stand in grace. Those who are not saved stand in condemnation.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
So, these presidents’ idolatrous humanism is idolatrously stated at the very beginning. So we know that, though the statement is made by those in formal connection to an institutional church, there is nothing Christian about it.
the 93 United Methodist (NASCUMC) affiliated colleges/universities and their respective presidents serving over 260,000 students strongly affirm access and inclusion of all students, faculty, and staff on our campuses regardless of their race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.
Basic to Christianity is the divide which Christ brings between the righteous and the unrighteous.
Jesus says, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
These blasphemers say they will not divide. In actuality they will divide from the righteous.
Notice too what they put in the same bucket. Race is in the same bucket as ethnicity and national origin and gender and sexual orientation (which is male and female, binary, and not fluid, though these presidents would say otherwise). And those are in the same bucket as creed (creed would include, “Jesus is not God”) and gender identity/expression (which is volitional and therefore moral or immoral, good or bad).
Because man is supreme, man’s traits and choices can’t be condemned by a higher authority. As long as there is choice, consent, who is to condemn, right?
Without God, there is no morality.
But, obviously, all that is absurd. If I exercise my choice, my will, to condemn sexual perversions, and to disallow them from my institutions, these presidents would condemn me as intolerant and therefore immoral. But with man as supreme, and I as man, where do they get off condemning me? My will is supreme. The fact that other men have other wills is irrelevant, for their wills would not be higher than mine, simply different. Only with God recognized as supreme are we able to live sensibly in the world He made. But, of course, these presidents know this. They know the folly of humanism. They just God enough to be stupid.
By the way, John Wesley would tar and feather these fools.
We deeply value the connection to the United Methodist Church and polity. The relationship has been critical to the cultivation of leaders for the Church and the world.
Leaders for the church and world are not developed if only followers of the Devil and devilish lies and passions are cultivated.
In 2006, 2011, and 2013, the United Methodist college and university presidents (NASCUMC) presented to the Council of Bishops similar statements affirming the necessity of the church’s inclusion of all people. Historically, the Church has witnessed a profound commitment to the sacred worth of all persons and to social justice, such as the Church’s position on civil rights, women’s rights, and the rights of different ethnic communities.
These presidents love feminism. That’s what they mean by “women’s rights”.
And don’t miss this. These presidents respect blacks and women so much that they want to link them to men who get inside other men. #Respect.
I happen to not think a black man is as degraded as a sodomite. But, you know, I’m a bigot.
We call upon the leaders of the United Methodist Church at this 2019 Called General Conference to honor the past and current practices of inclusion by amending their policies and practices to affirm full inclusion in the life and ministry of the United Methodist Church of all persons regardless of their race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation. Unanimously approved by all attending NASCUMC members at the Scottsdale Conference on Jan. 3 and 4.
Fundamentally, these presidents are calling for the full tossing of the salt to the fire pit. They want the full inclusion into Methodist ministry of men and women of any creed. “It doesn’t matter what you believe. You’re qualified to work with us. It doesn’t matter what you do. Pedophilia. Bestiality. Sodomy. Cannabilism. Whatevs, yo. You’re qualified to be a Methodist minister. Because inclusion, you know?”
How big of a deal is that? In America, God has already declared Ichabod upon this denomination.
What does this all come down to? The fundamentals.
God is Supreme. Christ is King. Man is dust.
Don’t get it twisted.
And don’t think those crazy Methodists are up to shenanigans your precious denomination would never get involved with. Revoice? PCA. Fluid gender expressions welcome in the church and her ministries. That’s the same humanist bunk. MLK50? TGC/PCA/SBC/ETC. Different creeds welcome in the church as long as it’s woke.
Humanism. How original.