Africans Concerned American United Methodists ‘Preaching a Different Gospel’

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PORTLAND, Ore. (Religion News Service) Jerry Kulah has nothing but gratitude for American Methodists.

In 1833, they sent their first missionary to his country, Liberia, which was founded for freed American slaves. Melville B. Cox died four months after he arrived in Africa, but the missionary’s legacy lives on in the United Methodist Church’s fastest-growing region, and in his words to his own church back in North Carolina: “Let a thousand fall before Africa be given up.”

“However,” said Kulah, who is dean of the Gbarnga School of Theology in the capital, Monrovia, “the church has taken on strangely a new direction. People from the country that brought the Gospel to us are now preaching a different Gospel.”

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  • Just as we have a different “aroma” than the people of the world do (ref. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16), the Biblical Gospel and the Social Gospel have different “aromas” as well. And, the one who discerns and understands these things can easily discern–and this calls for wisdom–how the Social Gospel offers nothing but an “aroma” of man, darkness, discordant and mixed things, and so on, under the veil of the light of false hope.

    Based on this, I say that if any person feels such things about the Gospel which their particular Christian church is teaching, then this person should leave the Christian church that they are attending immediately and find some greener pastures, where the Lord is.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Honest Christians find the truth by reading the Holy Bible. Thank God for all the white American missionaries who had left the world the life-saving copies of the Holy Bible before the Western nations statred pushing abortion and Sodomy. Sin is slavery. Never submit to the Sodomic Western culture. Freedom is obtained by knowing the Word of God then and now. Nothing has been changed about that. The world needs Bible-literate people for freedom and human rights. Bible-illiteracy causes slavery to villains.

  • Herb Planter

    Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve there’s basic reasons for this. The marriage would be null and void in the eyes of god no matter what a piece of paper from the county says. All these stupid ppl today wanting to play pretend. smh