Applicants for Ministry – Same-Sex Marriage: Discussion on Church of God General Assembly

Historical and Biblical Position: The institution of marriage was established and ordained by God (Genesis 2:24). Therefore “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, “marriage is honorable” (Hebrews 13:4). In spite of the progressive normalization of alternative lifestyles and the growing legal…

Ordained Bishops Age Limitations: Discussion on Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016

Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016 “ordained ministers 25 years of age and older” Rationale: “….the motion, if passed, provides greater incentive for attendance to International General Assemblies and ministerial credential advancement….” Premise: A lot was said about ordaining younger ministers around the 2012 Assembly. The proposed Item 25, properly numbered recommending lowering the…