This year, Licensed workers and church delegates will have the opportunity to vote on a proposed change to Article 11 of The Alliance Statement of Faith. The following information may be helpful in deciding how to vote.
There will be an opportunity to discuss the resolution in person at Field Forum, on Tuesday April 24 at 8am. The vote will be during the business session that Tuesday afternoon. Information will be included in the Field Forum materials upon registration.
The focus of the change to Article 11 is:
Shall the C&MA (USA) remove the words “and premillennial” from the 11th Article of Faith as the Canadian C&MA has similarly done. Thus, the current reading:
#11: The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
#11: The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
No other change is proposed.
My vote is:
YES: I support the resolution NO: I do not support the resolution
If you would like to read the arguments for this change, please view this document written by Jon Mutchler.
If you would like to read the arguments against, please view this document written by Ken Carlson.
If the motion passes at Field Forum, it would then travel to The Alliance Board of Directors and a potential vote at 2019 Council.