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Study sheet for "The Wesleyan Perspective"

Stained glass window representation of John Wesley's preaching
  1. Wesley's mother imbued in him the Puritan concern for

  2. Wesley stands with the Reformers in proclaiming that totally depraved humans can choose God's way because of

  3. The inner witness of God's Spirit to the
    is the birthright of every believer.

  4. To be God's child is to manifest

  5. Wesley says that real righteousness is our goal and that it can be achieved only through

  6. Since salvation is given in response to
    Wesley recognized the possibility of reversing one's decision, falling from grace and totally backsliding from God.

  7. Wesley looked to three resources to help him understand God's Word:

"The Wesleyan Perspective" is part of the introductory material in the Wesley Study Bible, published in 1990 by Word Inc. and now out of print.

Wesley is not for us a saint in the way our Roman Catholic friends would use that word. The theological tradition which he helped shape and guide, however, was part of the revival movement that gave birth to the Church of the Nazarene and to Southern Nazarene University.

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