John Wesley 1703-1791
John Wesley is the founder of Methodism. Wesley was born into a very religious Anglican home. Samuel Wesley, John's father, was a priest, and his mother Susanna regularly taught religion and morals to her nineteen children. John Wesley was a fine scholar who attended Oxford and was ordained into Anglican ministry.
United Methodists share common beliefs with all Christians: We believe God is revealed in three persons, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe there is salvation through Jesus Christ, his life, death, and resurrection. Our Christian beliefs can be found in Genesis 1:27 "God created human beings in His own image." Methodists believe the Bible is the primary authority of the faith. (umc.org). Learn more about John Wesley and the Methodist Church by visiting the United Methodist Church website www.umc.org and ChristianityToday.com.
"Do no harm, do good, communicate grace."
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