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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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Western Religions: The Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) Part 1

This is a sub-division of a series on the religions of the world.  The sub-title, “Western Religions,” does not mean that these religions are confined to the West.  It indicates that they originated in the West. The Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Thrift Stores, Ringing Bells and Red Kettles

The Salvation Army operates thrift stores.  These stores resell donated items such as clothing, furniture, household items, and toys.  They even have trucks which will pick up donated items from  your house.  The revenue is used to fund their Adult … Continue reading

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Austin McGary – A Radical

Austin McGary (1846-1928) was a Texas lawman.  He served as sheriff of Madison County.  He once disarmed and arrested the notorious John Wesley Hardin.  Later, he worked for the State of Texas transporting prisoners to penitentiaries. In the early 1880’s, he began … Continue reading

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The Unpardonable Sin

I was studying with an eighty-seven year old woman.  She was a Methodist, who had never been baptized in the right way, or for the right reason.  She wanted to be, and later would be, but at this point she … Continue reading

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A Humorous Story on Infant Baptism

“Raccoon” John Smith lived from 1784-1868.  He was a very colorful and influential preacher in Kentucky.  Louis Cochran wrote a novel entitled “Raccoon John Smith,” which was based upon Smith’s life.  I want to give you an excerpt which provides … Continue reading

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Ever Changing Doctrines

When the previous Pope died, numerous news reports cited various polls which asked the people what the next Pope should change: Should he allow the priest to marry? Should he allow female priests?  Should the church change its views on abortion … Continue reading

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