Marks of the Loss of First Love

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“Uncle Buddy” Robinson was a popular evangelist in the early Church of the Nazarene. He claimed to have preached 32,176 sermons and won 200,000 converts. His preaching style was known for it’s simplicity, yet is…

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A Thanksgiving Day prayer

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I praise and honor you today, Lord Christ! Through the years of my life you have been my God, my joy, my strength. On this Thanksgiving Day, may I not stray from your path but…

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Can One Be Both a Calvinist and a Molinist?

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Can one be both a Calvinist and a Molinist? Many Reformed Christians have deemed this an impossibility, while some prominent Reformed philosophers like Alvin Plantinga and Del Ratzsch profess to be simultaneously Calvinists and Molinists….

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Wesley’s 4 Questions on the Use of Money

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John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, preached a wealth of words about money. Wesley made enormous sums from the sale of his writings. In an age when a single man could live comfortably on $60…

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Wesley’s Question, “How’s Your Doing?”

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When Christians gather in small groups together, we usually greet one another with the colloquial “How are you doing?” This question can also be used to describe what happens thereafter. Many small groups that focus…

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Wesley’s Creedal Faith

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Wesley once stated that early on the Oxford Methodists were tenaciously orthodox, “firmly believing not only the three creeds, but whatsoever they judged to be the doctrine of the Church of England, as contained in…

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Wesley’s 22 questions

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These are 22 questions the members of John Wesley’s Holy Club asked themselves every day in their private devotions over 200 years ago. Interesting how they are still relevant today. 1. Am I consciously or…

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God Is Not Impassive

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It is sometimes said of God, that, being infinite and perfect, he is beyond the reach of emotionality; in other words, is an “impassive” existence, a being without feeling. The truth seems to us to…

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The Good News of Hell

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Is there a hell? The concepts of heaven and hell are as intimately connected as those of good and evil. When we are free to do good, we are also free to do evil; when…

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C.S. Lewis on Free Will

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“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong, but…

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Denying Double Predestination

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“The doctrine of the unconditional election of a part, necessarily implies the unconditional reprobation of the rest. I know some who hold to the former, seem to deny the latter; for they represent God as…

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Matt O’Reilly, Entire Sanctification in the Early Church

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[Please note that SEA does not necessarily endorse Wesley’s doctrine of Entire Sanctification, but it is a position that SEA members can hold.] I’ve often heard that John Wesley’s emphasis on Entire Sanctification (or Christian Perfection)…

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Humanity Needs a Personal God

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Humanity demands a [personal] God who can thus be recognized and worshiped. The instinct of reverence and homage, which evidently pervades the human heart, so much so that it has found its place as an…

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Calvinism & Arminianism: Controversial Passages – Xenos

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Here is an annotated review of some passages that figure in the Arminian/Calvinist debate from Xenos Christian Fellowship: The following passages are interpreted differently by Calvinists and Arminians. John 6:37 “All that the Father gives…

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