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Better Together

August 06, 2018
JOHN WESLEY MOMENTS
DAVE HANSON


Wesley told his followers that they should support their local Church of England and go there for worship and Holy Communion. Some asked him, “But what should we do if the pastor teaches doctrines we do not believe, like predestination? Or if he says there can be no Christian perfection this side of heaven? Or preaches against enthusiasm?”

Wesley would reply to them and to us today, “In that case you should simply and quietly get up and leave the sanctuary. Do not make any disturbance in doing so. And return to your pew the next time worship is offered."

Wesley believed “We Are Better Together” even if we do not agree with one another.

In essentials: Unity. 

In non-essentials: Tolerance.

In all things: Love.

This has been a John Wesley Moment.

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