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United Church of Christ Set to Reject God the Father

Contact: David Runnion-Bareford, Executive Director, Biblical Witness Fellowship, 207-505-0600, areformer@aol.com

TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Meeting at General Synod 28 in Tampa, Florida this weekend -- July 1-5, 2011 -- the historic United Church of Christ will vote on an amendment to eliminate God the Father from Article 5, lines 9-10 of its constitution. www.ucc.org/synod/pdfs/proposedconstitution.pdf

The Constitution of the denomination has remained unchanged in its theological core since the United Church of Christ's founding in 1957, and remains the covenant connection with the basic truths of Christianity that keeps many churches affiliated who are otherwise alienated by the denominations very liberal agenda.

According to renewal leader David Runnion-Bareford, "Rejecting God as Father in an age of fatherlessness is unthinkable. God acted toward us in amazing grace when He offered to be our Father through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ who offers us life in his name. This is not something we as humans made up in some other time. Rejecting our Father is act of arrogant rebellion in the name of cultural conformity that only further alienates members, churches, but more importantly God himself. We call the delegates to reject the change for God's sake."

Biblical Witness Fellowship, a confessing movement within the United Church of Christ, has been speaking the "truth with love" since 1978. David Runnion-Bareford, Executive Director, can be contacted for comment at 207-505-0600. Email: areformer@aol.com Website: www.biblicalwitness.org