America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, the United Methodist Church, has lost thousands of churches whose members object to the UMC’s playing footsie with Organized Sodomy, the Christian Post reports (https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/4198375/posts). The total has topped 7,000.
That includes 5,200 congregations this year alone. Several thousand of these have joined the Global Methodist Church, a conservative group that was only formed last year.
That’s a lot of congregations waving bye-bye. But somehow the UMC leadership isn’t getting the message. Blessing “same-sex unions” just doesn’t fly with Christians who take God’s law seriously.
But the UMC leadership is riddled with liberal churchmen and out-and-out pagans who want theirs to be a church of what’s happening now. They’ll keep doing it no matter how many congregations secede.
The true Church lives. If it needs new buildings, if it needs to fall back on house churches–well, they follow God’s word and their faith.