Being Methodist in the Bible Belt: A Theological Survival Guide for Youth, Parents, and Other Confused Methodists
Westminster John Knox Press, 2004 M01 1 - 112 pages
This Methodist counterpart to Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt is designed to help readers understand their own faith in the light of the dominant forces of evangelicalism and fundamentalism in the Bible Belt.
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If you would like to know more about the Methodist church this book is what you need. The description of the book is right on target. Its an easy read and Mr. Joyner makes great use of the sideboards ... Read full review
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Page 86 - Baptism is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened ; but it is also a sign of regeneration, or new birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly are grafted into the Church...
Page 82 - I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Page 81 - The condition of man, after the fall of Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God : wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
Page 83 - HOLY Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation : so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an Article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.