Friday, May 12, 2006

ABCUSA: PSW Region Votes To Separate From American Baptist Denomination

It's what's unsaid that matters: no unanimous vote, no process, no 84% support from church delegates...if this was all you knew, you'd know...nothing.

From "Jayne, Andy" <>Date Fri, 12 May 2006 17:18:05 -0400

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS)-The Board of Directors of the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest (ABCPSW) voted at a meeting on May 11, 2006 to withdraw from the Covenant of relationships and Agreements with the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). "PSW had been moving in this direction for some time over theological differences, " said Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of ABCUSA. "God's heart is broken when sisters and brothers in Christ divide over matters of scriptural interpretation. We pray God's blessing on PSW as they go their way from the ABC family." Medley added that "this parting of the ways will not diminish our passion, commitment and undaunted spirit to move forward in mission and ministry."


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