Wesley’s Chapel to Allow Same-Sex “Marriage”

The New Room in Bristol, the first Methodist chapel established by John Wesley, has announced that it supports same-sex “marriages.” In a Facebook post, the church said, “We are delighted to announce that John Wesley’s New Room is now available to host, officiate, and celebrate same-sex weddings!” (“John Wesley’s First Methodist Chapel,” Premier Christian News, June 30, 2022). In his commentary on Romans 1, John Wesley made the following statements about homosexuality: “Therefore God gave them up to vile affections–To which the heathen Romans were then abandoned to the last degree; and none more than the emperors themselves. Receiving the just recompense of their error–Their idolatry being punished with that unnatural lust, which was as horrible a dishonour to the body, as their idolatry was to God. God gave them up to an undiscerning mind–To do things not expedient–Even the vilest abominations, treated of Romans 1:29-31.”

(Friday Church News Notes, July 29, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)