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Denominations: Methodist/Wesleyan Church (Part 1)

Ascertaining accurate total numbers is difficult.  The Methodist church is greatly divided.  There are 23 separate Methodist bodies in the U.S. alone (Frank S. Mead and Samuel S. Hill, Handbook of Denominations, p. 159).  “The World Methodist Council is made … Continue reading

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Denominations: Anglican and Episcopal Churches (part 1)

The Anglican Church numbers about 85 million (Countries With the Largest Anglican Populations, worldatlas.com).  The top five countries, by number, are: (1) Nigeria; (2) United Kingdom; (3) Uganda; (4) Sudan; (5) Australia.  The United States is seventh, counting the Episcopal … Continue reading

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Denominations: Eastern Orthodox Church (Part 2)

Authority 1.  The Bible They claim high regard for the Bible.  Orthodox Church in America states, “The Bible is central in the life of the church and gives both form and content to the church’s liturgical and sacramental worship, just … Continue reading

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Lasting Value

Aluminum in the mid-1800’s was an extreme expensive metal.  Aluminum was plentiful (in fact, the most plentiful metallic element in the earth’s crust).  That was not the problem with this element.  The problem was that the refinement process at the time … Continue reading

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Feud Over Credit

Morton/Jackson(1) William Morton (1819-1868), was a dentist.  He was obsessed with one thing.  He said, “If only I could pull teeth painlessly, I would become the richest dentist in Boston, perhaps the entire world.” Later, Morton studied medicine and chemistry under Dr. … Continue reading

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Our Sacred Honor

When the 56 founding fathers signed their name to the Declaration of Independence, they were basically signing their own death warrants.  John Hancock reportedly said, “There must be no pulling of different ways… we must hang together.”  Ben Franklin reportedly … Continue reading

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Ethics: Race and Prejudice (Part 1)

An ideal world, justice would be blind. We should be judged by the content of our character, and not the color of our skin or our socio-economic level. However, life is not always idea. Racism exists around the globe. The … Continue reading

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