John Wesley started Methodism because the Anglican church kicked him out. He wanted to make the Word accessible to all people, but some of his methods were not approved by the Anglican church. He also believed that the church should support the poor more strongly than the Anglican church did.
John Wesley did not mean to start something called "Methodism". He helped his younger brother Charles start a "holy club" at Oxford University. The members would study together, read the Bible, and do good works especially with people who were poor and imprisoned. They were seen as over-the-top religious by their fellow students and got several derogatory nicknames. One of those nicknames was "Methodists" because of their methodical way of being religious. That name stuck and came to be accepted as the movement grew.
After a major failure at being a missionary in the colony of Georgia (before it was a state), Wesley went back to England and had a "heart-warming" experience and a new sense of assurance of God's grace in his life.
John Wesley remained an Anglican priest his whole life, but was often forbidden from speaking in Anglican Churches. So he preached wherever people would come to hear him, usually public squares in towns. This type of preaching was becoming very popular at the time.
What set John Wesley apart from the other traveling preachers was his ability to organize people. Many of the people who came to hear him speak would be converted to a deeper faith and wanted to take steps to grow in their faith. Wesley organized them into societies (large groups, based on city), classes (12 people each, based on location of members), and bands (6 people each, based on an even deeper desire to grow in faith). He also trained many other preachers, both clergy and lay, who did the same thing. These preachers and various size spiritual formation groups made up the early Methodist movement, and grew very rapidly as people found deeper spirituality than they were getting in the Anglican church of the time. People were encouraged to continue attending Anglican services for communion, however.
The first Methodist churches didn't come about until Francis Asbury preached in the newly independent United States and started them there. The British Methodist Church only formed after Wesley had died.
So John Wesley started the movement called Methodism because there was a need for a deeper expression of the Christian faith in England at the time, and because he was able to organize people into a system that worked.
I would challenge the premise that John Wesley founded Methodism.
He indeed, founded "Wesleyan" Methodism. Dallimore's excellent biography of George Whitefield gives credible evidence that the Methodist movement had its initial thrust through Whitefield (also a member of the " Holy Club ") -- while John Wesley was still laboring in America -- and before he was actually saved by the grace of God through the ministry of the Moravian, Peter Boehler.
Methodism cannot be regarded as being solely Wesleyan (Arminian) in doctrine; for the Calvinistic Methodists probably had equal followers, notably in the Bristol area and throughout southern Wales.
One of the biggest differences between these two denominations is, to put it succinctly, "how wet you get" at baptism. Baptists accept only baptism by immersion, while Methodists tend towards the "sprinkling" method of baptism.
Both Baptist and Methodist denominations have similar governing organizations and methods of worship.AnswerOften Methodists will hold their beliefs more loosely than Baptists. Also, some Methodists believe that one can lose their salvation. The largest group, the United Methodists, do not. This is an idea which some baptists believe is not supported by the Bible and that is a problem. They believe--once saved, always saved. However you will find that a small number of Methodists do not hold to this belief . Answer
I asked that question to a Methodist pastor and scholar and he said, "the quantity of water... Or like the other responder said, how wet do you want to get? The answer is they are similar. Having experienced both, the body we usually call Methodists are United Methodists, the largest group of Methodists in the US. We usually refer to Southern Baptists---which are both national and international---when we speak of "Baptists". The United Methodist Church is organized both nationally and regionally with centralization through area conferences. Baptists are largely independent churches affiliated through the Southern Baptist Convention. They have independence in their own governance. They hire and fire pastors and make decisions concerning their church at the local church level. Methodists have a hierarchy and pastors are given appointments, usually according to their experience. Big urban churches go to senior pastors, typically. Small, country churches go to new/younger preachers. Here are what I believe are the main differences: 1. Methodists may be baptized through sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Sprinkling is the most common form. Baptists believe in immersion. Both believe this is symbolic and does not grant you a pardon or entrance into heaven. It is simply a gesture of faith. Profound for some, not so much for others. But it is a public profession of your faith and belief in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Methodists baptize infants and young people. Baptists only baptize adults or young "believers" . Thet have to be at an age that they understand what they are doing and its meaning 2. Methodists ordain women. Baptists typically, do not. 3.Methodists have a more formal, ritualistic form of worship in traditional services. Baptists tend to be less stringent and a bit more casual in worship style (NOT IN SCRIPTURE). 4.Methodists accept the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds as core tenets of the faith, often reciting these creeds at their worship service. Baptists tend to shy away from such statements of faith as well as liturgical elements of worship. No processionals, acolytes, cross bearers or other formal acts of worship; typically, no wearing of robes/vestments by the clergy, etc. There is "The Baptist Faith and Message" which for Southern Baptists is generally accepted by members of the Convention.5. Most Methodist churches recite the Lord's prayer during services ;most Baptist churches do not. 6.Methodists come forward to the altar to receive communion. Baptists are usually served in their seats. Methodists call the Eucharist "communion". Baptists call it the Lord's Supper.7. Methodists have an altar. Baptist churches typically have no formal altar. The reason, I am told, is because it was traditionally viewed as a place of sacrifice and was a Catholic church feature representing Christ's sacrifice for us. Its use was not adopted by the Baptists. 8. Methodist churches observe Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Palm Sunday, Lent, Pentecost, Advent and every Holy season and day imaginable. Baptists typically do not. 9. Methodists use communion as a sort of "altar call" to get people to come up front and become part of the service and the church. Baptists have an "altar call" in which they invite people to come forward and confess publicly their need for Christ and invite him to become part of their lives(part?). Sometimes they may confess publicly their sins or give a testimony.10. Methodists worship in a style that is historically more quiet, subdued and contemplative. Baptists are louder, tend to sing louder, praise louder and close their bibles louder than Methodists. Maybe a little livelier in STYLE. those are the differences I have experienced. Here are the similarities: BOTH pray. Both praise and sing.. Both love the Bible..Both encourage missions. Both Evangelize. Both help the poor. Both believe in a democratic, full and open salvation for EVERYONE. Both believe in the TRINITY. Both believe in a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST. Both believe in faith. Both believe in GRACE. And Both meet several times a week---especially on Sundays.
A good friend of mine who grew up in the Methodist Church told me that the difference between a Methodist and Baptist is that Methodists are Baptist with brains!!! My parents are life-long Methodists and I am an Episcopalian but I do know there are far more differences between Southern Baptists then the UMC.
American Baptists are much more moderate and have been openly courted by the UMC since the SBC grew increasingly more conservative and fundamentalist.
The UMC has historically aligned itself with the other great liberal mainline denominations like the Presbyterians, United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church and the the Evangelical Lutherans. The Southern Baptists, unlike the Methodists do not recognize any sacraments, adhere to the Apostolic Succession, liturgical worship, rituals, Nicene and Apostles Creeds, ecumenicalism or ordination of deacons, elders and bishops, like the UMC.
The Methodists are much more apt to be socially more progressive, open-minded about theological matters and doctrine, and better educated. The Methodists like my church, are certainly not fundamentalists when it comes to the Bible. The UMC does not believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible like the Baptists. In the Baptist churches, they call their sanctuaries auditoriums. When it comes to abortion rights the United Methodist Church has been a strong defender and advocate of allowing women to make that private decision. The SBC is fervently pro-life and condemns abortion with o exceptions whatsoever! When it comes to sexual orientation the UMC despite its unwillingness to approve of gay ordination and marriage, is still more accepting than the Southern Baptists. Most of the Bishops and clergy in the UMC are supportive of allowing gays to serve openly as ministers and to perform marriages. You won't find that in the SBC at all.
John Wesley was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, with founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching.
In contrast to the advent of Calvinism (which later led to the forming of the Calvinistic Methodists), Wesley embraced Arminianism. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Christ personally.
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The Kenilworth Union Church traces its roots back to the original plan of Joseph Sears for the new village of Kenilworth. Over a century ago in 1892, Kenilworth was an open land area with fewer than 300 residents. The organizing vision for the church then as now was to be a faith home that welcomes persons and families of all religious backgrounds. Kenilworth Union was founded on the principle of a community of faith that would come together in a unity of spirit to worship and serve the God we know in Jesus Christ. As such, Kenilworth Union has the distinction of being the oldest non-denominational church in the United States and an early pioneer in the ecumenical movement.
The Methodist church does not prohibit the eating of meat at any time.
Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd, Ph.D. is a member of the 4th District AME Church. She is currently president of Ecumenical Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. She is an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church.
To the best of my knowledge none of the major leaders of the Revolution were Jewish. It would be very interesting to know what the thoughts of the Jewish population of the colonies were on the great issues of the day. Some of the founding fathers were deists. From what I have read though that deism varied widely from person to person and was opften indistinguishable from an extreme strain of congregationalism. Michael MontagneAnswer from the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society(The-AHA-Society.com):Alexander Hamilton's mother, Rachel, married her first husband Johann (John) Lavien with a variety of spellings including Levine. However, Alexander was born to a Scottish-born James Hamilton who lived with Rachel for 15 years, but there is no proof that they actually married. That is what led to the misunderstanding that Alexander Hamilton was Jewish. Check 'myths' under "AllThingsHamilton.com".
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Actually, Alexander Hamilton has at least half-Jewish in his ancestry as he was the illegtimate son of David Levine which was a Jew most probably of German or Danish extraction. On St. Croix, Alexander even learned Hebrew as a teenager through his family, but was raised in Christian church. One of Hamilton's grandson acknowledged his Jewish roots in a biography of Alexander. Hamilton however was a practicing Episcopalian.Answer
If we count Deism (and Unitarianism), there were some big names among the non-Christians -- Tom Paine, of course, but also Ben Franklin and thomas Jefferson. See e.g. http://www.exmormon.org/boards/honestboard/messages/6263.HTML.
Also, George Washington's financial advisor and assistant was a Jewish man named Hayim Solomon. There's a bit more information here: http://www.internationalwallofprayer.org/A-277-What-Would-Be-The-Attitude-of-Americas-Founding-Fathers-Toward-the-Road-Map.HTMLAnswer
What defines "founding father"? If it refers to those men instrumental (though perhaps not well touted in history books) then the answer would be yes, read on:
Oct. 25. 1765, a group of Philadelphia merchants gathered in the State House to sign the non-importation agreement to fight the hated Stamp Tax of the British government. The first man to step forward to sign his name was the president of Mikve Israel Congregation, Philadelphia's only synagogue, Mathias Bush.
Francis Salvador, a Jew of Sephardic heritage, the first Jew to be elected to a Colonial constituent assembly rode out to carry the alarm and raise the volunteers to repel the impending Indians attacks. He returned at the head of a force of frontiersmen only to be ambushed, shot down and scalped, July 1, 1776. Salvador had the dubious honor of being the first American Jew to give his life for his adopted country.
A few days later in Philadelphia, July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written. A copy was sent to Amsterdam via the small Dutch Caribbean Island of St. Eustatius. The Declaration was intercepted by the British at sea. An accompanying letter with the Declaration of Independence was also intercepted and sent to London as being a secret code about the document that needed to be deciphered - the letter was written in Yiddish.
Salomon, Haym (1740-1785) Financier: Salomon immigrated from Poland (His father was a Rabbi in Poland, who moved there from Portugal.) to New York at the age of 32. He set up business as a bill-broker, purchasing and selling currencies at a discount.
By 1776 he was involved in the move for independence and was imprisoned by the British as a spy. During the course of the Revolution he was almost hanged by the British, had all his property seized and narrowly escaped to Philadelphia. In Philadelphia he began to negotiate the sale of Continental currency for hard French and Dutch bills. Asking for a nearly negligible commission on transactions, he made himself available for Congress, which appointed him official Broker to the Office of Finance of the United States, The French consulate appointed him Treasurer of the French Army in America. Salomon was able to maintain a thriving private business in addition to his official duties, despite his interest-free personal loans to such government officials as James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, General von Steuben, and General St. Clair.
Haym managed to keep finances coming to the struggling Continental Army. He loaned a lot of his own funds to the cause. He is considered the financial hero of the Revolution. In 1783, after the war, a fraction of the money was actually repaid.
Nevertheless, by the time Salomon died at the age of 45, private individuals and the government reputedly still owed him $638,000. Although Salomon never presented a claim for repayment, his son, Haym B. Salomon, petitioned for such repayment after his father's death. Other descendants continued to petition Congress, although they gave up on repayment and simply requested that a commemorative medal be issued in honor of Salomon the "Financier of the Revolution."
This request was has not been fulfilled, but the Jewish community in Chicago raised funds themselves, and, in 1941, presented a park statue of George Washington, with Robert Morris and Haym Salomon on either side. Other statues were later erected in Salomon's honor in New York and Los Angeles.
In 1975 the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring Haym Saloman for his contributions to the cause of the American Revolution. This stamp, like others in the "Contributors to the Cause" series, was printed on the front and the back. On the glue side of the stamp, the following words were printed in pale, green ink:
"Financial Hero-Businessman and broker Haym Solomon was responsible for raising most of the money needed to finance the American Revolution and later to save the new nation from collapse." The Congressional Record of March 25, 1975 reads, "When Morris was appointed Superintendent of Finance, he turned to Solomon for help in raising the money needed to carry on the war and later to save the emerging nation from financial collapse. Solomon advanced direct loans to the government and also gave generously of his own resources to pay the salaries of government officials and army officers. With frequent entries of 'I sent for Haym Solomon,' Morris' diary for the years 1781-84 records some 75 transactions between the two men."
Partial Sources: http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBios/SalomonHayim.HTML
http://kirchmanassociates.blogspot.com/2009/04/hayim-Solomon.HTMLWere the Founding Fathers Jewish
There is no evidence that any of them were Jewish. But even though they all came from Christian backgrounds, we know that a few of the founders were not religious at all. Contrary to revisionist historians who want to claim that the founders practiced evangelical Christianity, it seems several of the founders were almost secular, and several seemed to be deists (believing in a deity but not necessarily in organized religion). Almost all of the founders came from backgrounds that were NOT Episcopalian/Anglican (the so-called "established church" of England), so they would probably have experienced discrimination if they had stayed in England. That may be why they were in favour of having freedom of speech and freedom of religion enshrined in the constitution.
Jews did settle in the colonies, fight in the Revolutionary War, etc etc, but I can't honestly say the founders had any Jewish ancestry. That having been said, all educated people back then studied Bible, so they would certainly have been able to quote what they called the Old Testament.
Alexander Hamilton was first taught by a Jewish teacher while standing on a table. His parentage was in dispute and Levine was only one possibility. That he was a bastard is to be sure and because of that he was not allowed to go to the regular Anglican schools.
---- == == * Yes, I believe they are subject to the law as any non-profit organization to have open records and financial accountability. If a pastor refuses to be financially accountable and open with the churches finances, i.e. offerings, tithes, the churches expenditures and any and all use of monies donated by their members, I would seriously question his motives and where the money is going. Not good. Violation of law in this country, and evidence of character flaw or selfish motives.
He wasn't thrown out, but wasn't well treated. He worked for Oglethorpe for much of the time, but was not provided much in incentives. Charles returned to England with his brother John.
When the Methodists began to grow, they started grouping themselves into class meetings. Classes joined together into societies and these groups bound together under the name "United Societies" Some of the leadership came to John Wesley and asked him what the moral teachings at these class meetings should be. He gave them three ideas which became the General Rules. The long and short forms of these rules asre still found in the United Methodist Book of Discipline (2004). These are the three General Rules (my own condensed version) As evidence of a desire for salvation, persons who attend the United Societies should behave as follows First, by doing no harm or any kind of evil Second, by doing good, all kinds of mercy and doing all the good you can Thirdly, by attending upon the ordinances of God, (worship, Communion, prayer, Bible study, Christian Conferencing etc)
John Wesley is recognized as the founder of the Methodist Church. He established a group of individuals that built a relationship with God and preached anywhere to anyone. The Methodist Church was key in establishing that one didn't have to be ordained clergy to lead people to Jesus and God. His brother, Charles Wesley, wrote more that 9000 hymns and songs for the church.
The best place to look for United Methodist hymns is in the Methodist Hymnal. If you have a different hymnal, look for hymns written by Charles Wesley. As a last resort, try looking them up online.
Some monkeys in Africa had a disease (SIV) like AIDS.
It was passed to humans when they killed and ate the monkeys for food.
Or perhaps when they were cutting up the animals and blood moved to an open wound in the butcher.
The disease then mutated slightly and was then passed on from human to human through sexual intercourse and sharing of contaminated needles.
The Berbers from north Africa were followers of Islam and often called Moors (black) during the Middle Ages because of their dark skin. In the year 711 Count Julian of Ceuta in Spain, a follower of Arianism, called on the Moors for support, because the king had converted to Catholicism and demanded that his nobles follow suit. This began a long period of Moorish rule in Spain. Methodism is a branch of Christian Protestanism originating in England.
A preacher, who used a "method" to study the Bible. He took his sermons to the people, preaching on the streets and even in mines to bring the word of God to everyone. He founded the Methodist Church. Protestants do not consider great preachers to be prophets, even if they founded a denomination.
The Methodist movement resulted from the machinations of one John Wesley who apparently felt the other movements were off track so he built his own, adopting Protestant basics as the primary vehicle. The Catholics came about through the efforts of Emperor Constantine, when he married a faction of the perverted true church and the idolatry of the Roman people and all the trappings, creating a socio-political organization without peer. Methodists do recognize God as supreme. The Catholic also do but are still lugging idolatry baggage in the form of saints, Mary etc.Answer # 2The person who answered above is ignorant of Christianity's history and about Catholics in general. The major difference is that the Methodist Religion is a protestant religion so they do not follow the pope in Rome as their spiritual leader. While the Catholics follow the pope as their spiritual leader. The speaker above is incorrect when saying that Constantine "married a faction of the perverted true church and the idolatry of the Roman people and all the trappings, creating a socio-political organization without peer." Constantine only made Christianity legal in Ancient Rome. He did not try to combine the ancient Roman religion with Christianity at all. In addition, Catholics do not worship Mary and the saints, though they do ask them for guidance towards God. Catholics are Christians and so are Methodist; they only worship God. Today, you can find Catholics all around the world and it is the largest Christian denomination with a population around 1 billion.
The Methodist religion is base on the teachings of an English man name John Wesley. Wesley was an Anglican preacher who started perching in the early 18th century. Methodists recognize two Sacraments baptism and Holy Communion. Catholics recognize seven Sacraments. In addition, Methodists believe in personal salvation; while Catholics believe that the Church and God would lead to salvation. Methodist clergy could marry while Catholic clergy cannot get marry.
I would say that both the Roman Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church have been engaged for many years in ecumenical talks. They do share much in theology and doctrine. One must keep in mind that John Wesley was a "high church" Anglican Priest and strongly believed in celebrating the Eucharist and was very fond of the Book of Common Prayer. Most of the theology of the Methodist Church can be directly traced to the Church of England, which is Catholic in nature not Protestant.
There are some difference between both denominations. The Roman Catholic Church is headed by the Papacy. The RCC believes that the bread and wine are the actually body and blood of Jesus-called transubstantion! The RCC have priests that celebrate the Mass. They incorporate a greater amount of ritual and formality than the United Methodists do. The RCC is far more conservative on social issue than the Methodists, like abortion and sexual orientation. The United Methodists celebrate 2 sacraments as the Lutherans and Presbyterians:
baptism and Holy Communion. The United Methodist believe that Christ is present during the celebration of the Eucharist. They also share with the RCC the historic creeds, the Nicene and Apostle's creed. Both are not literalists when it comes to the Bible. The RCC and the UMC have been in a dialogue for many years, realizing that both have more similar beliefs than major differences. The UMC shares a strong and historic relationship with the Anglican Church which includes sharing both theological and doctrines of the Church of England. Because of that, it has been relatively easy for the UMC to hold ecumenical talks with the RCC.
Methodists are Protestant. Catholics submit to the Pope, where Protestants don't. Methodists don't have priests--I think they have pastors or ministers. Their ministers can marry, while Catholic priests cannot.
Not many, The Methodist Chuch is considered one of the "Catholic Protestant" churches, along with Lutheranism and Anglicanism. Basically Methodists do not necessarily believe in purgatory, at least in the same way catholics do. Methodists ordain women, Catholics do not. Methodist serve an open table for the Eucharist, Catholics do not. Methodists have two Sacraments: Eucharist & Holy Baptism. Catholcis have seven Sacraments: Eucharist, Holy Baptism, Confession, Penance, Holy Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites). The other Sacraments of the Catholic Church are considered Rites (less important than sacraments, unecessary but encouraged) in the Methodist Church.
Methodists are Protestant and do not recognize the authority of the Pope.
.Catholic AnswerThe Catholic Church is not a denomination. The Catholic Church was started at Pentecost by Jesus sending the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. It has existed as the Bride of Christ through 21 centuries. Jesus, Himself, guaranteed that it would be One, Holy, Apostolic, and Catholic, until the end of time.
A denomination, on the other hand, is any protestant group, or derivation from them, that originally broke away from the Church and started their own brand of Christianity. There have only been "denominations" since the 16th century, of which the Methodist are one, albeit one of the originals, from the 16th century.
The "Catholic" Church is the invisible Body of Christ that has existed since God extended grace to sinners : grace extended to the believers in Jehovah's Messiah preceding the Advent of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and to the believers in Jesus Christ --since the Day of Pentecost. " Catholic " means the universalchurch and it
is inclusive of all true believers (including those who are attached to the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic bodies) -- to all who have been born again by the Spirit of God and who are led of Him ( cf. John 3:3,6 ; Rom. 8:9,13,14)
Pastor aide board is a group of people choosen to take care of the pastor and his family to assist in whatever the pastor need.
Yes. Like the Catholics, the United Methodists begin Lent on Ash Wednesday and continue celebrating lent until Easter. The United Methodists view Lent as a way to slow down and focus on God, so many Methodists will give up foods or activities for Lent. The purpose of giving something up is to find more time to focus on God. Most Methodists do not feel obligated to give up meat on Fridays; however, some will.
BCBG Max Azria has three different lines of clothing. Ready to wear can be purchased in all boutiques and in some department stores. The "runway" edition was just for the spring/summer of 2007. It can be purchased at most retail boutiques and some items are on Nordstrom.com. These items seem to be a little more expensive than the ready to wear. The limited edition runway pieces are even on sale in the boutiques, but not online. The Max Azria line is the high-end couture line. It used to be called "collection" but is now just called Max Azria. It can be purchased at a few select boutiques. It is the most expensive line from the company.
Aids can also be transfered by blood. If someone with aids has an open cut, you can only get it if you are to share blood or eat the blood by maybe accedetly mixing it with food but the aids virus can only live for five minutes outside of the body. If you give birth to a child while not having aids, and you some how you obtian it in your blood stream and breast feed the child, it will get aids even though it might have not had aids after birth.
Of course!! It doesn't really matter!Roman Catholic AnswerThis is something you should discuss with your pastor. Normally a Catholic is allowed to attend a non-Catholic service as a guest but not participate in any meaningfully way. I should think that you would not be given permission to be a godfather as this implies both support of a protestant faith and makes you responsible for a child's education in a faith contrary to your own.
Yes they can.
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