Mississippi Methodist Church Parts With United Methodists for Not ‘Accepting the Authority of Scripture’

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (USA Today) — A Mississippi church has chosen to leave the United Methodist Church over conflicting views on homosexuality, abortion and the teaching of Islam.

The First United Methodist Church of Louisville decided to leave the denomination Sunday morning during a “membership affirmation,” said Mike Childs, the pastor of the church. The vote was 175-6 with one member abstaining.

Going forward, the church will be known as First Methodist Church of Louisville.

“While our church will no longer be a member of the United Methodist denomination, it will continue to be a Christ-centered church that is faithful to the Scriptures and the theology of (Methodism founder) John Wesley,” Childs said. “It will forever be a Methodist church but not a United Methodist church.”

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  • Reason2012

    Don’t adhere to ANY denomination – adhere to God and His Word. Denominations poison the waters with their own doctrines and people start defending denominations instead of God’s Word.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      God saves individuals …. not nations or races or denominations or groups or churches …….

      • ppp777

        That’s for sure , we should be thankful for his grace .

  • Robin Egg

    Good for them for standing up for God’ Word. He will bless them mightily.

  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, Awaken Your church, give us boldness and confidence to stand for Your Word and not mans. Give Your people discernment to tell the difference and the conviction to stand for Your Word alone. Give us a heart that matches Psalm 119. We are not a building built by human hands, but a temple built by Your Hand through Your Son Jesus Christ. We are the temple of God, we are sealed with Your Holy Spirit of promise, we believe ALL Your Word is TRUTH. You are our God and we are Your people. Our brothers and sisters in FAITH are across this world and we are united in You as one. Sanctify us in Your truth, Your Word is truth. Keep us from the evil one and let us bear fruit to Glorify Your Holy Name. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes to the Father except through Him. Blessed be Your Name forever and ever. AMEN!

  • Bill Scudder

    AMEN, there is rejoycing in heaven

  • LynnRH

    And if my church ever decides to go along with what the world believes instead of what God says in His Holy Word called the Bible, that’s when I will be saying bye bye to my church too!

  • NOCM

    What took them so long? The leadership of the Methodist church–is a godless, Marxist, Secular Humanist, ecumenical organization–and this is nothing new. Most of their members–are not Biblically Christian.