Separatism

Traditional Methodists Search for New Path Forward

"Unlike most mainline denominations, United Methodism has never officially liberalized its teachings on sexuality and instead strengthened them at its last governing General Conference in 2019....So why would American United Methodist traditionalists now leave for the newly created Global Methodist Church?" - TGC

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Review: Finding the Right Hills to Die On by Gavin Ortlund

"...everybody separates, has lines of demarcation around a set of acceptable views, lines that keep out unacceptable ones. Everybody, I think, stratifies doctrine, from the irascible discernment blogger who seems to treat every doctrine as of first importance to the liberal who makes it all negotiable." - Mark Ward

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Reformed Church in America splits as conservative churches form new denomination

"The departure of the theologically conservative congregations to the new group, the Alliance of Reformed Churches, leaves some who remain in the RCA concerned for the denomination’s survival. Before the split, the nearly 400-year-old denomination had fewer than 200,000 members and 1,000 churches." - RNS

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G3 Ministries President’s Church Leaves SBC Citing “leftward movement”

"In explaining the reason for Pray’s Mill Baptist Church’s departure from the SBC, Buice cited a 'devious deconstruction plan' that some leaders have been working behind the scenes to accomplish. Recent scandals, controversies, and divisions led to the decision to break away from the 176-year-old denomination." - C.Leaders

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The Ever-Changing Definition of a Fundamentalist

"...while separation over the fundamentals is biblical and necessary, the fundamental doctrines of the faith are not the ONLY legitimate reasons for separation and whether a person (or church or institution) is fundamentalist or not must not be the only consideration in view." - P&D

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“Sometimes we flatten out all doctrine—either because we want to fight about everything or because we want to fight about nothing.”

"If our identity is riding on our differences with other believers, we will tend to major in the study of differences. We may even find ourselves looking for faults in others in order to define ourselves." - TGC

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J. Greshem Machen’s 20th-century take on liberalism could guide faithful Methodists today

"When Princeton embraced liberal theology, Machen left and founded Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia to carry on Biblical training for Presbyterian clergy. When the Northern Presbyterian Church later suspended Machen and others for supporting Biblical missions, Machen exited that denomination to form the Orthodox Presbyterian Church as a Biblically faithful alternative." - WORLD

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