Methodist Church Nigeria sets to split from Church in UK over gay marriage

By David Olalekan.

The Methodist Church Nigeria has described the move by the Methodist Church of Great Britain to adopt same sex marriage as a “satanic ploy from the pit of hell.”

Members of the Methodist Church UK, had on July 3, 2019 voted overwhelmingly to support same-sex unions.

The motion, which passed by 247 votes to 48, “consents in principle to the marriage of same-sex couples on Methodist premises… and by Methodist ministers, probationers or members.”

The Methodist Church UK will vote again in July next year before permitting same-sex weddings.

Reacting to the decision by the UK Church, the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr. Samuel Kanu Uche, threatened to sever relations with them if they ratify the act next year.

Dr. Uche disclosed this when he spoke to journalists in Lagos last week.

He said: “The Methodist Church Nigeria is worried and depressed by the move of the UK Methodist Church to adopt same sex marriage which to us unbiblical.

“The decision is morally and spiritually depraved. If they go ahead and ratify the act by 2020, we’re ready to sever our relationship with them.

“To us, same sex Marriage is not only illegal in Nigeria but totally against the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“I wonder where the idea is coming from because it is not in the bible, therefore we condemn the decision, and will never be part of such demonic arrangement.”

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