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By Don Thorsen

Congregations are made of individuals with every type of theologies. Pastor Mike Slaughter even says that those can stand within the manner of the church’s challenge of social and private holiness. yet most folk don't undertake a theology on function, usually they simply breathe within the winning cultural air. The theology "de jour" seems Calvinist, with its emphasis on “the choose” and “other worldly salvation.”  in reality, there's loads Calvinism saturating the tradition, that a few don't even comprehend there's another frame of mind approximately their religion. They don’t understand the place to visit discover a attainable choice; they don’t even be aware of the major phrases to look Google. So individuals are left considering like Calvinists yet dwelling with a wish to switch the realm, providing grace and desire to hurting humans in challenge and ministry—loving the least, the final, and the misplaced. In different phrases, they're residing like Wesleyans.

This ebook exhibits what Calvinist and Wesleyans truly think approximately human accountability, salvation, the universality of God’s grace, holy residing via provider, and the advantages of small staff accountability--and how that connects to how humans can reside. Calvinists and Wesleyans are assorted, and via understanding the variation, humans won't merely see the opposite advantages of Wesleyan theology yet might be encouraged to benefit extra. via understanding who they're as trustworthy humans of God, they are going to be inspired to arrive out in venture with renewed energy. and so they won’t be hindrances to grace and holiness, yet they are often greater disciples and advocates for Christ via carrier during this world.

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