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Did Baptist and Methodists ever believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel?

With regard to Baptists you quote what C.H. Spurgeon said in 1866: “You remember how our Lord, who is the true Michael, the only great Archangel, said at the beginning of the preaching of the Gospel, ‘...
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What do Protestant Christians believe about sanctification, holiness, and attaining perfect love in this life?

Largely speaking, there are three schools of thought in Protestantism regarding sanctification, one of which follows, more or less, the Wesleyan-Open Brethren structure ; one states the Presbyterian-...
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Are all Methodists "Evangelical Methodists"?

No, not at all. Methodism, as with most Protestant denominations, went through a time of theological division in the 19th century as Liberal Christianity grew. If you're not familiar, Liberal ...
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Why does Methodism exist?

Wesley and Whitfield were Englishmen, and staunch members of their national Church. Wesley spent two years in America. Whitfield made prolonged visits to America on seven occasions, and died during ...
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What does John Wesley mean by this phrase?

The Latin phrase translates as “Athanasius against the world.” Athanasius was a Christian theologian, a Church Father, and the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism. He battled against ...
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What compelled John Wesley to take up the cause of Abolitionism?

You ask what compelled Wesley to take on slavery and become one of the early adopters of abolition. I found a somewhat lengthy and wordy paper on this subject and have extracted a few paragraphs that ...
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Is Methodism excluded from from the category of Protestantism?

Methodism is firmly in the category of Protestantism by this definition, and by any reasonable definition. Let's look at the criteria. an acceptance of the old ecumenical creeds Methodists accept the ...
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As Christians are we called to convert people who have no Faith in anything or Faith in different religion. Baptist/Methodist

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,(Matthew 28:19) "All nations" would naturally extend to refer to all ...
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What is the origin of the term Prima Scriptura and the background against which it was defined?

The term Trinity is not in the Bible but the doctrine is clearly supported by the New Testament. Similarly, the wikipedia article shows how the concept of "the primacy of scripture" has been in use ...
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Did Baptist and Methodists ever believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel?

There is a world of difference between saying that Christ is Michael the Archangel and saying Michael the Archangel is Christ. Just because some evangelicals of differing hues have believed that ...
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UMC dividing over gay marriage?

The reason why traditional UMC leaders want to separate themselves from the church over its stance on gay marriage is based on the traditional and historic position of the church which views the ...
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What is the full meaning of Mathew 24:36-51 from a view of Methodists or Baptist

I can only answer from the perspective of the Baptist. That particular passage is considered a warning from the Lord that his second coming will be swift, and that this is the only pre event warning ...
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What is the full meaning of Mathew 24:36-51 from a view of Methodists or Baptist

This passage is used as evidence for the theological view known as the rapture, which prevalent in America, especially amongst pre-millenialists. The simple explanation (which you can read about in ...
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Is Methodism more strict in biblical interpretation?

I contacted my local U.K. Methodist church and they sent me the following extract from The Book of Discipline (1996), which is the United Methodist view of Scripture (page 63): “United Methodists ...
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Why does Methodism exist?

The American Revolution caused a major shortage of priests so the Wesley gave preachers the power to ordain sacraments much to the disliking of the Anglican Church, so after Wesley died the Anglican ...
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As Christians are we called to convert people who have no Faith in anything or Faith in different religion. Baptist/Methodist

There is no difference between an atheist, agnostic, or follower of an alternate religion regarding the need for evangelism from a Methodist or Baptist point of view (or that of any mainstream ...
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What do Protestant Christians believe about sanctification, holiness, and attaining perfect love in this life?

You seem to have provided a good overview of Sanctification already! I spent some time researching John Wesley and trying to uncover what he meant by Christian perfection in regards to sanctification. ...
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Are all Methodists "Evangelical Methodists"?

The Evangelical Methodist Church is not a newly formed group created in response to the controversy over same sex marriage and homosexual clergy being embraced in the UMC. The Methodist churches ...
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I'm Methodist..I don't understand sanctification

The subject of sanctification is deep, requiring a long, careful study of what the Bible says about it, and what God's view of being sanctified means - to him. Further, having a deep head-knowledge of ...
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What is the position of the UK Methodists on pre-marital sex?

The documentation from the 2021 UK Methodist Conference does not appear to say anything about couples who are sexually active outside of marriage other than to say a range of views were expressed on ...
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According to the Methodist Church, is white grape juice an acceptable alternative in communion?

Methodist Churches enjoy a great deal of flexibility when it comes to when and how they conduct their services, and this is illustrated by the freedom they have to use grape juice (red or white, it ...
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When did lay people first get a vote in the general conferences of the United Methodist Church?

The first predecessor denomination to The United Methodist Church to allow laity to vote was The Methodist Protestant Church, which did so when it was organized in 1830. In fact, the reason for the ...
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According to Methodism, is it possible to live without sinning?

You may not trust the idea of original sin being inherited, but Methodists absolutely believe in the doctrine of original sin being passed on from Adam and Eve to every human. As a biblical doctrine, ...
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Can An Extraterrestrial Be A Christian?

What would Wesley do? Methodism developed from some very practical considerations: Why were so many "Christians" living unholy lives? What is the best way to encourage church life that is ...
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Have any Wesleyan theologians compared Outler's Quadrilateral to PaRDeS?

As a United Methodist pastor for nearly forty years, a contemplative mystic, I have found PaRDeS to be illuminating in all facets of spirituality. In short, PaRDeS points to four ways of seeing the ...
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