Articles in the Our Faith Category
by Lynn Basan
Publisher: The United Methodist Publishing House in cooperation with the General Board of Church & Society, 2009
Year in and year out we talk about studying the Social Principles. A Tagalog module was even created by private parties but it never became official. What are the Social Principles? Why are they important?
According to the book, the Social Principles are a call to prayerful, studied dialogue of faith and practice. These principles are a declaration of our personal and social understanding of the gospel, as United Methodists. These principles allow …
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by Lynn Basan
Author: Dr. Norman P. Madsen
Publisher: Graded Press
An official resource for The United Methodist Church prepared by the General Board of Discipleship through the Curriculum Resources Committee. Nashville, 1987.
This handy booklet is a teacher’s treasure trove of material for membership and confirmation classes. It simplifies, without being simplistic, the Articles of Religion and the Confession of Faith of The United Methodist Church.
Despite its age, the language used remains current as the material is presented in the modern style with examples that are easy to relate to. The parts I …
FaithLink downloadable study resource
NASHVILLE — The Aug. 29 issue of FaithLink addresses “Understanding Islam.” Christianity and Islam both trace their roots back to Abraham. The downloadable study resource addresses what Islam is, and its principal teachings. The study suggests ways that Christians and Muslims can better understand one another and work together to create peace and justice.
FaithLink is a downloadable study for use by individuals or groups of mature youths and adults who want to apply their United Methodist beliefs to current faith …
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by April Gonzaga-Mercado
My hometown of Taytay, Rizal rests at the foothills of Antipolo. Geographically, this town is a basin that drinks in all the flood waters of neighboring towns. Houses along areas with the most flooding are built 4-6 feet higher than the streets making them look like mini castles standing on very stable foundations. Its residents ever so ready for the tide to come. After heavy rains, our streets will definitely be submerged in water making these houses look like they’re floating. Flooding in my town has been a …
We believe we are never accounted righteous before God through our works or merit, but that penitent sinners are justified or accounted righteous before God only by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Evangelical United Brethren united in the 1960s. Hence, we are also posting here the Confession of Faith of the Evangelical United Brethren.
Article XI—Of Works of Supererogation
Voluntary works—besides, over and above God’s commandments—which they call works of supererogation, cannot be taught without arrogancy and impiety. For by them men do declare that they do not only render unto God as much as they are bound to do, but that they do more for his sake than of bounden duty is required; whereas Christ saith plainly: When you have done all that is commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants.
Article XII—Of Sin After Justification
Not every sin willingly committed after justification is the sin …
Read the Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church. It is part of the foundational documents of the church.