Being a Faithful Church 6 Document (2014) - English and Korean:
Unity, Christ’s Love, and Faithfulness in Discerning Matters of Sexuality
Although BFC 5 did not request a specific response to same
sex relationships, many comments were received. The responses have
revealed significant differences of understanding of the will of God
relating to same sex relationships even while Scripture has been the
foundation. The responses also clearly indicate that the Spirit of God
has placed a deep felt desire for unity in our hearts. We yearn to be
together in congregations, Area Churches, and the National Church. Is
the same Spirit leading us to differing understandings of faithfulness in
regards to same sex relationships? Is the challenge for us now to see the
fruit of this discernment as also being led by the Spirit of God?”
Delegates at Assembly 2014 affirmed (90% in favour) that three important questions emerged from the feedback received. Processing these questions will be the work of BFC 6. Responses also requested that additional resources be identified to enhance congregational discernment.
This BFC 6 discernment guide identifies each of these three questions with additional comments and sub-questions to enhance your discussions. The discernment guide also includes a list of resources which may be of assistance.
Also see the Summary and Analysis (BFC 6.1).
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