Praying Through Grief

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Should there be any dissent as to any candidate, such dissent shall be referred to the within thirty (30) days from the date of such dissent. But that doesn’t mean we should pretend an action which the Bible describes as sin is not a sin. Of course, all metaphors/analogies break down. They shall give evidence of their agreement with and willingness to support and maintain United Methodist doctrine, discipline, and polity.

Pages: 112

Publisher: Ave Maria Press (July 31, 1997)

ISBN: 0877936293

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