Comment on Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference by skip mcclannahan.
I keep hearing they are going against GC which is technically true, but they are really going against the whole world wide church which is some what implied but just stating the GC does not do the issue justice. The problem with saying they are going against the GC, one continues to think it is just a handful of men out of touch with reality and the local church, which is not the case. The Northern California Conference is really saying they are more in tuned to what our Lord would have God’s church do then literally hundreds of dedicated lay men and women, very experienced Pastors, Bible scholars and elected administrators from all around the world, who studied, prayed, investigated, and hashed out this very issue. In a sense a handful of people in the Northern California Conference are better informed and equipped to guide the church…. so we each can go our own way. I believe this is very slippery slope to proceed on. I would imagine if some off shoot group with in their own geographical bondaries would try to do something similar in doctrine or practice not sanctioned by their conference after the conference had taken under consideration whatever matter it would be and also voted on it .They would either censor them or disfellowship them. Humility is a difficult thing for human beings.