Periodically the General Conference passes a resolution on a topic of theological concern that becomes part of the Discipline of the EMC. Similarly the General Council will approve a resolution or theological ‘Position Paper’ for the denomination. Our concern is people becoming all they can be in Jesus Christ. We do not focus on the government as the solution to moral issues, although we need to make our voice heard and vote our values. Our efforts are linked to biblical values, not a political party. The government cannot change people, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the transformation of a person’s heart will change society one person at a time.
The EMC is resolute on issues of being ‘pro-life’ and keeping the traditional definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Because we believe the rise and fall of our society is directly linked to the biblical norms for the life of the unborn, homosexuality, and marriage, particular resolutions have been created. We are also concerned about issues such as being good stewards of our environment (Genesis 2:15), assisting people from the entrapment and cycle of poverty (Deuteronomy 15:11-14), and the basic issues of human rights and justice (Isaiah 61:8). We encourage biblical (Matthew 22:21) involvement in the government by the paying of taxes and participation in public service. The EMC encourages our members to care for people no matter what their beliefs and practices are exhibited in their lifestyle.
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