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Methodist Beliefs

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God
A personal spirit without parts or body.  In the Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity. Consists of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost. 
Holy Ghost
A spiritual personality which proceeds from the Father and the Son. Is one with the Father and The Son in substance and Glory. “They are One”.
Holy Trinity
Consists of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). They are three distinct entities which are one spirit-substance.
Atonement
Christ atoned for the personal sins of men and also for the original guilt.  Christ was crucified to reconcile God to man.
Baptism
By sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Is only an outward sign of one’s entrance into the church.  Baptisms of other churches accepted. Not necessary to salvation. Infants are baptized.
Did Christ Organize a Church while on the Earth?
He did not organize a temporal church, only in a spiritual sense.
Miracles
Believe in miracles anciently as well as today, mostly manifested in healings. They are a higher power operating over a lower power, not understood by man.
Probable Future Status Of Non-Believers in Christ
Those who have faith in Christ will be saved, and those that do not believe will suffer condemnation.
Pre-Existence of Man
Do not believe in the pre-existence of man.


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