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Unfortunately, I can't say it any better than an article I found. Source Wesley believed that Christ's death on the cross made it possible not only for sinners to be saved by grace, but, indeed, for them to be saved to the uttermost. Entire sanctification was restoration to the image of God, being made perfect in love toward God and neighbor. ...


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For Wesley and other Arminians, original sin is not a matter of predestination but of human nature. In his sermon Original Sin, Wesley states: The Scripture avers, that "by one man's disobedience all men were constituted sinners;" that "in Adam all died," spiritually died, lost the life and the image of God; that fallen, sinful Adam then "begat a son in ...


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It's known that John Wesley and his father loved to read the early Church Fathers together. John's favorite was St. John Chrysostom, a great preacher and theologian. Wesley carried with him a Bible and a copy of St. Marcarius of Egypt's writings from which John got some of his ideas on holiness which in the early church was called "theosis". John Wesley ...


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First, I want to be clear that perfectionism doesn't mean being perfect as in without error. So committing a sin, such as adultery, doesn't "remove" perfectionism. Perfectionism, in the Wesleyan sense, essentially means making up your mind to do your absolute best to keep the first two commandments: love god with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and ...


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Interesting question. Wesley, as an Anglican, would have learned to understand Scripture through the lenses of Tradition and Reason. Tradition for him would have included everything from his contemporary Pietists back to the early church fathers. I did a quick search and discovered that Wesley believed those closest to the beginning of the church had an ...



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