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John wrote at 2014-07-17 17:49:31
I grew up in the Free Methodist Church and the name "Free" also meant they were against slavery, because the church was founded in that time in 1860 they felt the gospel should be for all people, and free from the obligation of membership in secret societies they did not believe in that.  And sought after more freedom of worship for the Holy Spirit to move as opposed to a strict liturgical routine of service.  In addition to opposition of selling pews as Wayne mentioned.  The Free Methodist Church was formed with these differences from the Methodist Episcopal that is also correct. And there is more emphasis on the John Wesley Doctrine of Holiness and "entire sanctification, become set part for God's service to be Holy as God is Holy through giving and yielding oneself totally to God through the power of the Holy Spirit.


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I will attempt an answer to any question you care to ask about the United Methodist Church, or any other matter of faith.


I am an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. I have been a pastor since January, 1988. I am a member of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. M.Div. Christian Theological Seminary, 1991

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