Methodist pastor who led son's same-sex marriage can keep ordination

nation-etc-gay-methodists.pngA pastor who was defrocked after officiating his son's same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, can keep his ordination, a Methodist judicial council has ruled.

The parable of the 10 virgins


This parable speaks to the church – the Bride of Christ. In it, we are warned to keep the "oil" at hand and to be ready for the return of Christ at a moment's notice. We are also exhorted to not be foolish by failing to keep a supply of oil on hand at all times so that we may power our lamps when the bridegroom beckons.

The parable of the marriage feast

TEXT: Matthew 22:1-14

This is the last parable Jesus told the priests and scribes. The theme is the same as found in the "Wicked husbandmen" found earlier in this book.

God's original plan was to create a spiritual marriage between His Son and Israel to cement the covenant relationship established with Abraham. It would have been the ultimate union of the Creator and His chosen people. Israel would have then become the bride of Christ.

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