HOMOSEXUALITY ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE POSITION OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH ON SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS

By David R. Bauer Like all Christian bodies, the Free Methodist Church is presently confronted with the necessity of responding to strong cultural pressures to accept homosexual relationships, especially those described as “monogamous, covenantal partnerships.” The recent move to legalize “gay marriage” in many states (and nations) has provided the impetus to address this matter… Continue reading

HOMOSEXUALITY ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE POSITION OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH ON SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS By David R. Bauer Like all Christian bodies, the Free Methodist Church is presently confronted with the necessity of responding to strong cultural pressures to accept homosexual relationships, especially those described as “monogamous, covenantal partnerships.” The recent move to legalize “gay marriage”… Continue reading

The Free Methodist Church’s Response to Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

By Bishop Matthew Thomas THE FREE METHODIST POSTION ON SEXUALITY Anyone living in 21st century North America should be familiar with changing societal mores regarding human sexuality. Most pastors have frequent opportunities for ministry and face questions pertaining to Biblical teaching on sexual matters and how it applies to their ministry- preaching, teaching, baptism, discipleship,… Continue reading

HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CHURCH HISTORIC

By Dr. Bruce N. G. Cromwell What Does the Tradition Component of the Quadrilateral Have to Say Regarding the LGBT Debate? Free Methodist Study Commission on Doctrine, 2014 Even a cursory examination of Church history finds numerous statements from mothers and fathers of the faith regarding sexuality, including what contemporary discourse has identified as LGBT sexual… Continue reading

THE CHURCH AND MISSION

The recent tendency to use the word “missional” to divide the church’s inward and outward responsibilities is true neither to the Church’s nature nor its God-given mission. Mission is the very essence of the Church’s existence. Mission is not something the Church does. Mission is what the Church is. Mission encapsulates the Church’s entire life…. Continue reading

Modern-Day Slavery

A fact sheet and call to action for local churches Slavery and human trafficking in all their forms are unjust, destroy human dignity and devalue human life. We denounce and resist all forms of slavery and human trafficking: indentured servitude, trade slavery, sex-slave trade, and the forced sale and/or transport of people (forced adoption for… Continue reading