Topic Part 1 Essay

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John Wesley, the founder of Methodist, was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. He was largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement, which began when he took to open-air preaching. John Wesley spoke to more than 7,000 people in the course of three open-air meetings. With that, the riot of preaching, repentance, deliverance, civil disruption and community transformation that marked the “Great Awakening” in Britain had begun. 1 Out of the conviction of his faith in God, he brought a revolution that breathe Christianity into another level and left a legacy. He once said, “ I have endeavored to describe the true, the scriptural, experimental religion, so as to omit nothing which is a real part of it and to add nothing which is not.” 2 As known to many, he established a denomination that is still bearing his way or belief to this day, as known as Wesleyan or Methodist. He rooted himself in the Bible and became a perfectionist by following it. A prime facet of his humanness was Wesley’s attitude toward his treasured doctrine of perfection. It is very clear that he felt his teachings on the obligation and possibility of Christians becoming perfect in doing the will of God to be the unique essence of what it meant to be a Methodist. 3
John Wesley, Perfectionist, created methods of belief that drove him to be sanctified and holy. He believed that without perfect love it was impossible for a man to love God