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    element of John Wesley’s theology is the supernatural working of God’s grace. As developed by Collins, for Wesley the Christian life was a journey made only possible by the working of God’s grace (Collins, 2007). Through the entire work of God and man, God’s nature of grace is evident. Wesley describes the movement of God’s grace in and through man in what he describes as the Via Salutis or the Way of Salvation. Furthermore, the Via Salutis address several facets of grace that Wesley identifies,

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    BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY: JOHN WESLEY John Wesley of Epworth, England was the founder of Methodism, a denomination of Christianity. Wesley was the fifteenth of nineteen children that belonged to Samuel and Susanna Wesley. John Wesley was brought up to be ecclesiastical, for his father Samuel was a priest. Additionally, Susanna Wesley was an extremely religious woman, raising to children to be pious by reading them Bible stories in the nursery. On days that the children had the benefit of learning their

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    In what ways did early Holiness themes influence John Wesley? Important to the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition is understanding Wesley didn't develop the doctrine of Holiness from a bias, rather the Holiness message was at the heart of the early Christian church (Leclerc, 2014). Though Wesley’s delineation of entire sanctification differs from many early writers, the idea of Christian perfection has remain alive since the days of the apostles (Bassett & Greathouse, 1985) In the first five centuries

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    John Wesley wrote in his Sermon 16 that the means of grace are understood as “outward signs, words, or actions ordained by God… to be the ordinary channels whereby (God) might convey to men preventing, justifying, or sanctifying grace.” Means are what happen outside of oneself and the grace is what does the work inside of ourselves or another way to say this is to say the ways we receive and experience grace. When we speak of the sacraments we refer to them as outward signs of an inward and spiritual

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    I have been a firm believer that if one does not understand where you come from you can have little understanding of where your heading. The first thirty-two pages of the book on “Methodism and the Christian Heritage in England” gave a background as to Wesley’s foundation that so many authors overlook. The first page summed it up best in: “The long course of English ecclesiastical history met the force of a new concern for renewal, both individual and institutional. A long tradition of propositional

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    John Wesley

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    need explanations for the unknown in the world so they focus on a larger than life answer. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church, strove to maintain his non-conformist attitude during a time in which religion had ran stale; one man was able to produce a new denomination focused on faith and evangelistic-style preaching all the while clinging tenaciously to his ideas and great integrity. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist

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    The Eschatology of John Wesley By Jeff Potter Eschatology, or the study of the end of all things, often becomes a central component of Christian theology regardless of the denomination. Perhaps this stems from the finite nature of our minds, our inability to truly understand an eternal future, forcing us to yearn for some kind of end point that we can wrap our minds around. Perhaps it stems from a fear of the unknown, a desire to know what lies beyond our present reality after our physical death

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    John Wesley Beliefs

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    John Wesley, son of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, on June 17, 1703. On February 9, 1709, a fire broke out in the Wesley household in the middle of the night. John, only five years old, was left sound asleep in his bed. Fortunately, a stranger was able to help John escape just before the building collapsed. This monumental moment led Susanna Wesley to begin a “strict reform.” She wrote in one of her personal meditations, “I do intend to be more particularly

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    John Wesley Beliefs

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    As John Wesley continued to struggle with is belief and what he thought to be the true theology he gained insight from a variety of people. It was on the ship to America that John first encounter the German Moravians. It was during this trip that John began to question his beliefs because he realized he was scared to meet his creator. Yet, he noticed during the times on the ship when people were afraid for their lives that the German Moravians seemed to be calm as they huddled together singing psalms

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    “John Wesley remains one of the most influential individuals in the history and development of the Methodist Church because his leadership ultimately steered Methodist principles to exact a stronger focus upon personal holiness and church community”(GF289). His teachings stressed that sanctity is an impossible and vain pursuit without an initial, personal intervention from God in the person’s life. His spiritual intervention came on the heels of a failed mission trip to the new colonies of the United

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