Holiness

A Call for Wesleyan-Arminian Reformation

, posted by Remonstrance

As the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches there is still a need for reform in many traditions of Protestantism. But perhaps there is no Protestant tradition that is in greater need of reform than…

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Wesley’s 4 Questions on the Use of Money

, posted by drwayman

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?”

, posted by drwayman

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 22 questions

, posted by drwayman

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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James Pedlar, “John Wesley on Predestination”

, posted by SEA

All his life, John Wesley stood within the tradition of English Arminianism, but from the early days of the Methodist revival, his position on predestination became a particularly important and divisive issue.  Of course, his…

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Death and Resurrection of the Human Will

, posted by drwayman

Properly speaking, or perhaps we should rather say, in this case, psychologically speaking, man’s will can never die. A will is essential to man’s nature, as it is to the nature of every moral being….

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Robert Hamilton: Grace to Be Holy

, posted by Kevin Jackson

An essay by Robert Hamilton on grace, assurance and sanctification. “How can a Christian have any reasonable assurance that he will in fact persevere in the faith, not to mention experience consistent victory over deliberate…

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I John 5:1-3; A Devotional

, posted by Martin Glynn

1 John 5:1-3 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children…

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JOHN WESLEY AND JONATHAN EDWARDS ON RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

, posted by Kevin Jackson

JOHN WESLEY AND JONATHAN EDWARDS ON RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE:
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

From the Wesleyan Theological Journal
Robert Doyle Smith

Introduction

The tone of the eighteenth-century debate between Arminians and Calvinists finds apt description in John Wesley’s observation that to say, “This man is an Arminian,” was, to some, much the same thing as saying, “This man is a mad dog.”1

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