Thursday, July 27, 2006
can i believe anything i want and be a united methodist?
I read this book today. A friend gave it to me about eight years ago, and it took me this long to read it. This is a great little book that discusses the fact that the United Methodist Church does have specific doctrinal standards. Abraham puts forth that in the last generation we've become a pluralistic denomination, holding to no specific doctrine. He brings out the fact that our Disciple and our Constitution do have clear doctrinal standards which tie us permanently to classic orthodox historic apostolic Christianity. He calls for the teaching of these doctrines and ifor holding our clergy and members accountable to them. Abraham says we need to stop acting like we're not a confessional church when we actually have a Confession of Faith!