Comments on: Polar opposites Bush and Clinton share Methodist faith Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: p sarver Fri, 02 May 2008 13:58:12 +0000 “As its general conference in Fort Worth discussed issues such as its take on human sexuality, Scott Jones, the resident bishop for the Kansas area, said differences of opinion were in the church’s “DNA” but “We are united in our mission to transform the world.”

There in lies the problem.Which is why Pres Bush can be pro life and Sen Clinton can be pro abortion and both be Methodist.

When doctrine (usually determined by interpretation of scripture)is based upon opinion truth becomes relativistic. It’s subjective. The Catholic Church has one doctrine on abortion and other life issues.Now this doesn’t mean there isn’t dissent. Of course there is.However,the difference is the doctrine(teaching)doesn’t change.The Church makes it clear;abortion is intrinsically evil. Joe and Jane Smith can think otherwise,but that’s Joe and Jane Smith;NOT the Church.
This also leads us to the unscriptural doctrine of sola scriptura.This holds true for all non Catholic denominations including Methodist.
Sola scriptura is where the problem begins.
If Christianity were the visible truly unified body Jesus prayed for and DESIRED then Christianity would be a powerful witness in the world when it needs this more than ever! The answer is the visible one faith,one baptism,one body of the Catholic Church.