After years of preparation, a new Christian denomination will be formed this week in France when two synods meet in the eastern town of Belfort, a location historically important in the growth of Protestantism.
The Reformed Church of France (ERF) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of France (EELF) are merging to form the United Protestant Church of France. The new entity will be a reality after the churches' synods meet 17- 20 May, said Pastor Laurent Schlumberger, president of the ERF's national council.
They will vote on what it is they believe.
Yes, God's words are merely left to the democratic process.