Beliefs: The Essentials of Faith
When you lose your joy, you have lost it all.
One Pastor's Thoughts . . .
John Wesley, the unintentional founder of the United Methodist Church, taught that we should agree on the essentials of faith, and in other, peripheral matters we should “think and let think.”
As I consider the essentials of the Christian faith, this is my list:
If Christians can stay focused on the essential parts of the Christian faith, then we stay on mission. Churches struggle when they focus on the non essentials.
Examples of peripheral, non-essential beliefs, non heaven or hell beliefs would include:
1. Opinions on baptism.
In this section . . .