Comment on Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference by Allan Nueske.
Sean your reasoning concerning the vote is correct. The issue is governance and not ordination. I do not think many of the delegates understood the issue correctly, thinking that they were voting for ordination or no ordination. The conference leadership failed to make the issue clear to the delegates. Those, who have justified the vote and the position that the Union has taken, do not appreciate the ramification of their position or do not care. Even if there were a technicality loop-hole, to think that it is ok for a Union or Conference to go its own way separate from the body is Satanic reasoning. It is the same reasoning Satan used to separate himself from the government of God. Now concerning your dilemma regarding tithe and resigning your office as head elder, I would suggest you use the same thinking you have stated regarding what the Conference should do. The Conference should work with the GC to find a way to come into compliance with the “body’. My suggestion is that you do the same with the Conference. Work with the Conference as head elder of your Church and continue to give your tithe to the Conference. I believe that the Conference is continuing to give its portion of tithe to the Union and the Union is passing on its portion of the tithe to the Division and so on. Your example will be the example the Conference should follow.