Petition 80456

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Previous General Conference Action (80456-CO-¶507)

Amend ¶507 by adding a new subparagraph as follows:
  
Any petition which recommends a specific change in our Discipline which has already been submitted, considered, and rejected at two or more previous General Conferences shall automatically be categorized as "Out of Order" and discarded.

Rationale

General Conference spends untold hours reconsidering items already decided. This process fosters rebellion and degrades Christian Conferencing. Once John Wesley and early Conferences prayerfully considered a question and reached a Biblical conclusion, the matter was settled. Acts 15 records this process & that non-Christian challenge wasn't debated again.