Thursday, May 16, 2013

What is a Methodist???

If you were asked to define what it means to be a Methodist, what would you say?
the author of this article did not use this for a reply when asked at dinner:

“What’s a Methodist?”

The source for my reply to this simple question is one of Wesley’s most popular tracts, “The Character of a Methodist.” He begins by saying that Methodists are not distinguished by doctrine or opinions. The mark of a Methodist is his or her love for God. Their devotion to God is complete. Methodists center their lives upon God who became one of us in Jesus of Nazareth. His life and teachings provide the way Methodists live their love for God in all aspects of life. No part of life is untouched by their devotion to God and the things of God. This means that the Methodist’s love for God compels him or her to love those whom God loves. Their daily life is shaped by obedience to the teachings of Jesus.

Do you know what it means to be a Methodist? Check out the article referenced above...
A summary of John Wesley's definition is here...

No comments: