What do United Methodists believe?
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What is the difference between The United Methodist Church and a non-denominational church?Originally Posted: Apr 27, 2011
This is in response to the person who commented on worship being bad for progress and spirituality. I understand what you are saying about ritualistic worship. It sounds like you have not had any good experiences at a church. I would challenge you to find a good Bible teaching church and get to know Jesus. The Jesus I know came to die for me so that I could spend eternity with Him in heaven. Did you know that some churches do not invite God to come, they are just as you said, ritualistic worship. And that meets some humans needs.
"What does hell mean to you? ... Is it a burning, unending nightmare for sinners and billions more unsaved souls? Or is hell here on Earth in the distractions, additions and emptiness of not knowing God?" was the question posted by Rob Bell.
Evangelical pastor Rob Bell, didn't need to write the book, the title says it well enough, "Love Wins."
Yet I go even further to state it this way: Many of us are coming to an awareness through gnostic-like (Pelagian) personal experiences, and can answer the question for ourselves satisfactorily.
Clothing a scarecrow for the community garden was one of the ways Janessa and Courtney Zimmerman from First United Methodist Church of Palmyra (PA) helped out during their church’s Change the World event. [Change The World, 2010 - United Methodist News Service]
One wing of Methodism calling itself the Confessing Movement believes our healing is at hand with old Christian Orthodoxy, (or perhaps their healing is at hand, that point is not clear to me) after all, the old beliefs worked for nearly 1600 years,..... through countless wars (I would add).
As a young girl I was a part of a church which I loved with all my heart. I loved God (and I still do) and I had a personal relationship with Jesus. As I grew older, and experienced the world, went to college and studied all the wonderful religious beliefs of the world I began to question my personal beliefs as a Christian.
What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?
A Guide to What Matters Most by Martin Thelien
When I first met Danny, he said, "Preacher, you need to know that I'm an atheist. I don't believe the Bible. I don't like organized religion. And I can't stand self-righteous, judgmental Christians."
When I was with the Episcopal Church, there was a great little Episcopal chapel on Memorial Drive where I could pop in a couple of times a week and pray. My wife is Catholic and they have services daily.
I love my local Methodist church but they only have one service a week. Are there any Methodist chapels or churches in the Boston area that have weekday services, or at least an open sanctuary where I could pray?
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