Traditions of Men, Built upon Sand: The United Methodist Cult Exposed

Matthew 7:22-23

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


 

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On April 23rd, 1968 two apostate denominations (the UMC and EUBC) merged together and became one cult under the authority and teachings of John Wesley. The core doctrines of the UMC aren’t found within the KJV Bible but rather they’re found within “The book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church”, wrote by John Wesley. The book of Discipline is subject to be updated every 4 years and has been since 1784. Changes may be made to adjust to current laws, social acceptance, and cultural standings.

Romans 12:2

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

Guess who has the authority to make changes in their book of doctrines and statements of faith? Current state bishops and superintendents.

The definition of a cult is when one person is lifted up above the authority of the Bible and his own authority dictates what is believed and practiced. Biblical Christianity doesn’t fit with a cult because the Bible is the authority of the church and pastor. Biblical Christianity places Gods word above the church so therefore the main authority of the church is not earthly. The United Methodist Church places the wesley traditions and the Book of discipline above the Bible, therefore the United Methodist Church is a cult by the very definition.

The church and the Wesley brothers are the authority of doctrines and practices taught.

Not the Rock of the Bible

Not God’s eternal word

Hebrews 13:8

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Malachi 3:6

6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Mark 13:31

13 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Ephesians 4:10-16

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

John 1:1-2

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Psalms 12:6-7

6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

1 Peter 1:23-25

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

 

I once heard a wise preacher say “Always consider the source before accepting anything that comes from it”. Before we accept the parroting tell that Methodism is Christianity, we need to consider who’s responsible for it’s existence. What is really believed and said straight from the monster’s mouth.

 


 John Wesley Was Not Saved

 

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In June 1766, near the end of John Wesley’s life, he wrote a letter to his brother Charles where he confessed that he does not and never did love God, nor did he ever believe.

Direct quote ↓↓↓

“In one of my last [letters] I was saying that I do not feel the wrath of God abiding on me; nor can I believe it does. And yet (this is the mystery), I do not love God. I never did. Therefore I never believed, in the Christian sense of the word. Therefore I am only an honest heathen…

John 3:36

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

 

 

Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

 

“And yet, to be so employed of God! And so hedged in that I can neither get forward nor backward! Surely there was never such an instance before, from the beginning of the world! If I ever have had that faith, it would not be so strange. But I never had any other evidence of the eternal or invisible world than I have now; and that is none at all, unless such as faintly shines from reason’s glimmering ray.

I have no direct witness (I do not say, that I am a child of God, but) of anything invisible or eternal.” —  John Wesley 

 

 

1 John 5:10-11

10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

 

Romans 8:16-17

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

 

John Wesley never believed and that’s why he never had the witness.

His book “Serious thoughts upon the perseverance of the saints” is a book of how he believes people can loose their salvation.

No one ever looses their salvation because that is impossible according to the hundreds of bible verses that teach once we believe we are given everlasting life.

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John Wesley didn’t believe in the eternal security of the believer, therefore he never believed the record in 1 John 5:11. If you believe God gives temporal life until you sin again then that isn’t the record given in 1 John 5:11 and you’re making God a liar. A gift can not be worked for and eternal life DOES NOT END.

John 10:28-29

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 

John 11:26

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?


The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church

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“The product of over 200 years of General Conferences of the denominations that form The United Methodist Church, the Discipline is the current statement of how United Methodists agree to live together. It acknowledges the past and addresses the future.

Updated through the actions of the 2016 General Conference, the new Discipline includes a complete listing of bishops from Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury through the 2016 episcopal elections as well as a revised historical statement, an expanded index, and six parts:

The Constitution
General Book of Discipline
Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological Task
The Ministry of All Christians
Social Principles
Organization and Administration” — http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/is-the-book-of-discipline-available-online

“Faith and Good Works—We see God’s grace and human activity working together in the relationship of faith and good works. God’s grace calls forth human response and discipline.

Faith is the only response essential for salvation. However, the General Rules remind us that salvation evidences itself in good works. For Wesley, even repentance should be accompanied by “fruits meet for repentance,” or works of piety and mercy.

Both faith and good works belong within an all-encompassing theology of grace, since they stem from God’s gracious love “shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” 

— http://www.umc-northerneurope.org/uploads/media/Part_2_-_Doctrinal_Standards_and_our_Theological_Task.pdf

 

Basically what they’re saying is good works are evidence of salvation.

“…salvation evidences itself in good works.”….”fruits meet for repentance” ….”works of piety and mercy”

Romans 4:5

5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

 

The bible says that he who does (NO WORKS) but believes on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. If good works is evidence of salvation as the UMC teaches, then Romans 4:5 would be a lie. Romans 4:5 isn’t a lie therefore the UMC is a false religion and offers no real salvation.

When the “Lordship Salvationists” get challenged with these scriptures they’ll combat you with, “Well, repenting from sin isn’t works”. Nice try Lordship Salvationists, but the Bible clearly defines repenting from sin as works in Jonah 3:9-10. The phrase “works of the law” is mentioned 5 times in the Bible (Romans 9:32, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:2, Galatians 3:5, Galatians 3:10), and it takes work to follow Gods law! Lordship Salvationist believe the word repent means to turn from sin/stop sinning. They must also believe God has sin because God repents more in the Bible than man does.

 

Jonah 3:9-10

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

 

Genesis 6:6

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

 

Read “God Repented” at — https://truthseekerswebsite.com/2017/05/18/god-repented/

 

 

Romans 4:6-8

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

 

Essentially what the UMC doctrine leads you to is a works + faith = salvation belief. In one breath they’ll tell you it’s by grace alone but in the next breath they teach works is apart of grace/faith. This is WRONG. Works is works and faith is faith. Faith in Jesus is what saves us and works have to do with your relationship with God after you’re saved.

Works Vs. Faith ↓↓↓

— https://truthseekerswebsite.com/2016/07/28/lordship-salvation-exposed/

 

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

 

Romans 11:6

6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

 

 

Galatians 1:6-9

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

 

The UMC perverts the gospel of Christ and it troubles many people because people know that their best works are as filthy rags before the LORD. The UMC gospel troubles people because their followers are constantly worried about loosing their salvation.

 

Isaiah 64:6

6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

 

Proverbs 20:9-10

9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

 

The integration of personal piety and social holiness has been a hallmark of our tradition. We affirm the biblical precept that “faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2:17).

 http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/our-wesleyan-heritage

 

The anthem of those who believe someone can loose their salvation is of course James 2:17. One of the most misused scriptures in all of the Bible. Let’s get the context and see why James 2:17 is not teaching that someone can loose their salvation without having works.

James 2:17-24

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

 

 

If you believe James 1:17 is talking about salvation then perhaps you should read Romans 4:5 again, the whole book of Galatians and the book of John. Then read the whole Bible over again because throughout all ages the prophets testified of Jesus and people have always been saved by grace through faith.

 

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. — Romans 4:5

 

Then read Galatians 2:16…

 

Galatians 2:16

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

 

 

Paul makes it crystal clear in several different ways that no man is justified by the works of the law in the eyes of God. Notice the scripture says “that we might be justified by the faith of Christ,”

This verse alone contradicts James 2 ‘IF’ you apply salvation to James 2 as Methodists do.

However James 2 is not talking about salvation…

Galatians 3:11

“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

 

Keep in mind Galatians 3:11 says “in the sight of God,”….

Acts 13:39

“And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

 

 

SO WHAT IS THE LAW FOR?

 

Galatians 3:24-25

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

 

The bible says the law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ so that we might be justified by faith. Once we believe we’re no longer under a schoolmaster/law. Now does this mean we as christians have a free pass to live like the devil and not follow the law? Absolutly not! The law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:20

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

 

Romans 6:15-17

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

 

Galatians 3:27

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for IF there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

 

 

Again remember “in his sight”…’his’ is talking about God.
So if we aren’t justified by the works of the law, how can we stay justified by our works? We can’t! Those that say works are proof of salvation are lying! There’s hundreds of scriptures that teach salvation is only by grace through faith and this contradicts the doctrines of the UMC which teach salvation is a works + faith system.

Now that we’ve established that James 2:17 absolutely cannot be taking about salvation (because it would contradict the rest of the New Testament and Gods word has no contradictions) let’s understand what James 2:17 is talking about with proper context, rightly dividing the word of truth.

James 2:17-24

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Romans 4:5 alone proves a man can have faith without works but when you think about this with common sense, if “faith without works is dead” means that a true saved person has to have works to be saved, then “faith without works is dead” would be a meaningless statement. Why not just say “faith without works doesn’t exist”. That would make more sense and would actually fit the Lordship Salvationist interpretation. But the way the wording is in James 2:17 actually proves in itself that faith without works does exist. For example: if I die today that doesn’t mean I no longer exist. Same with James 2:17. “Faith without works is dead” doesn’t mean faith without works doesn’t exist and it doesn’t prove a true believer will also have works. What James 2:17 is saying is that if you have faith but don’t have works then your faith is not profiting anyone else therefore it is dead and it’s not growing…  but that doesn’t mean faith without works doesn’t exist. If something is growing then of course it has life which explains why the word “dead” is used. Just like if I die today then my dead body will not be profiting anyone on this earth but I would still exist in heaven.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

It’s critical to note this is one man speaking to another man about the works they show proving their faith. Man sees your faith by your works. God sees your faith by looking at your heart. Remember no man is justified by the works of the law in Gods sight. -Galatians 3:11

 

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Now ask yourself, if no man is justified by works in the sight of God, then whose eyes was Abraham justified in the sight of? The only other option is mans eyes and Romans 4:1 proves that…. Compare James 2:21 to Romans 4:1.

Romans 4:1-2

1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

2 For IF Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

 

-Romans 4:2 says if Abraham was justified by his works he has whereof to glory (before who? before man!!) NOT before God! In fact Abraham was already justified/saved before he offered up his son. In Genesis 12 Abraham is talking to God then in Genesis 15 the bible makes it clear that Abraham believes and his belief is accounted to him for righteousness. I mean do you really believe that after all those years of Abraham calling upon the name of the Lord, talking to God, even being called a prophet by God, that he wasn’t truly saved until he showed forth his works in Genesis 22? This is impossible according to when the bible says Abraham was counted unto righteousness in the sight of God.

Genesis 15:5-6

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

 

-Abraham believed and was his belief was counted for righteousness before Genesis 22 when he offered up his son. Romans 4:9 proves this even more.

Romans 4:9-13

9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

 

-God doesn’t condemn the righteous to hell! Abraham was saved by his faith!

 

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.“-Proverbs 11:21

 

Romans 4:10

10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

 

-The bible says Abraham was counted righteous in the eyes of God before he even got circumcised! Circumcision deals with the law (with the flesh) so this proves that keeping the law did not justify him before God.

11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

 

-Notice “a seal of the righteousness of faith”

 

12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:3-4

3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

James 2:22-24

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

 

Man justifies faith by the works of the law, God justifies by faith so verse 24 makes perfect sense when it says you aren’t justified by faith only. You are justified by man by your works and justified by God by your faith. Justification by God is what saves us.

Conclusion on James 2: Abraham was justified in the eyes of God before he offered up his son but when he offered up his son his faith was justified in the eyes of men. Abraham is a great example to us Christians that we should have faith and works but only faith will save you. James 2 is teaching us that we should have works to go along with our faith because people will justify our faith by our works. James 2 is NOT teaching that our works justify us before God thus leading to salvation. Justification and being saved go hand in hand. No justified person is thrown into hell. That would make God unjust and this goes against his word. So James 2:17 does not contradict Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:11-14, Galatians 5:4, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:20, Romans 4:5, Romans 8:3, Acts 13:39, 2 Timothy 1:9 and many more verses that teach salvation is not of work because James 2 is not even about salvation!


Baptism

 

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A Report of the Baptism Study Committee — found at UMC.org

“Contemporary United Methodism is attempting to recover and revitalize its understanding of baptism. To do this, we must look to our heritage as Methodists and Evangelical United Brethren and, indeed, to the foundations of Christian tradition.

 

Why does United Methodism need to constantly recover and revitalize it’s understanding of baptism when the Bible settled the issue of baptism thousands of years ago? Because the UMC is ever changing with the times and culture.

 

Notice how they say “...we must look to our heritage as Methodists and Evangelical United Brethren and, indeed, to the foundations of Christian tradition.

 

Why must they look at their heritage and traditions when the Bible is how we even know what baptism is? Why not just look at what the Bible teaches on baptism to understand baptism?

 

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, {after the tradition of men,} after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. — Colossians 2:8

 

The UMC mentions their traditions over and over again and they constantly revert back to John Wesley’s teachings. Remind you of another cult? Maybe the Mormons and their cult leader, Joseph Smith. Who inspired the book of Mormon? Joseph Smith. Who inspired the Book of Discipline? John Wesley. Who inspired the KJV Bible? God.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: — 2 Timothy 3:16

 

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. — 2 Peter 1:21

 

Isaiah 59:21

As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

 

Gods words were put in the mouths of Holy men of God by His spirit.

God is the author of the Bible

 

“Within the Methodist tradition, baptism has long been a subject of much concern, even controversy. John Wesley retained the sacramental theology which he received from his Anglican heritage. He taught that in baptism a child was cleansed of the guilt of original sin, initiated into the covenant with God, admitted into the church, made an heir of the divine kingdom, and spiritually born anew. He said that while baptism was neither essential to nor sufficient for salvation, it was the “ordinary means” that God designated for applying the benefits of the work of Christ in human lives.” — UMC.org

 

Wesley taught that baptism….

  1. cleanses the guilt of original sin as a child
  2. initiates you into the covenant with God
  3. admits you in the church
  4. makes you an heir of the kingdom
  5. makes you spiritually born anew

 

Right after teaching these 5 points on baptism, he then says baptism isn’t essential nor sufficient for salvation. He contradicts himself in the same quote. So according to Wesley  Baptism isn’t essential nor sufficient for salvation BUT, baptism cleanses you from sin, initiates you in the covenant, makes you an heir of the kingdom and makes you spiritually born anew?? How ignorant of the Bible do you have to be to actually believe that crap?


The Bible teaches that believing on the Lord Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin…NOT BAPTISM

 

1 John 1:7-10

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

 

If you don’t believe on the Lord Jesus Christ then you obviously don’t believe his blood cleanses you from sin.

 

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

Matthew 8:1-3

1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. (Jesus)

2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

 

Leprosy in the Bible is symbolic for sin. It spreads all over your body just as sin spreads all over your life. Leprosy causes you to be unclean, it spreads on others and it’s very painful to the body. Sin causes your life to be unclean, it spreads into other peoples lives and it’s very painful physically and spiritually.

The leaper had faith that Jesus could make him clean, just as the sinner must believe that Jesus is the only one who can save him. Jesus cleansed the leaper immediately just as we’re saved the moment we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

— From UMC.org↓↓↓

“Baptism for Wesley, therefore, was a part of the lifelong process of salvation. He saw spiritual rebirth as a twofold experience in the normal process of Christian development—to be received through baptism in infancy and through commitment to Christ later in life. Salvation included both God’s initiating activity of grace and a willing human response.”

Salvation isn’t a lifetime process! We’re saved the moment we believe.

We aren’t saved by baptism, we’re saved by faith in Jesus Christ!

It’s not that hard to understand thou methodist

 

Leper/sinner worshipped Jesus saying ” Lord, if thou wilt, thou canest make me clean.”

 

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Acts 16:31

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

 

John 15:3

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Psalm 32:2

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Psalm 103:12

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

 

Romans 4:8

Blessed is the man to whom will not impute sin.

Revelation 19:8

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Revelation 19:14

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.


The Bible teaches that believing on the Lord Jesus Christ initiates you into the covenant and promises of God…NOT BAPTISM

 

Galatians 3:13-24

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.


The Bible teaches that believing on the Lord Jesus Christ must happen before you get baptized or admitted into the church.

Acts 8:36-39

36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

 

The eunuch asks what hinders him from being baptized. Philip answers him by saying if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God then he can be baptized.

— The eunuch believes and confesses with his mouth, then he is baptized.

— Baptism is for saved believers.

—  The UMC teaches that baptism is required for salvation.

— BIG difference between the two.

 

The Bible teaches that believing on the Lord Jesus Christ makes you an heir of the kingdom…NOT BAPTISM

 

James 2:5

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

 

Romans 8:15-18

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Galatians 3:26

26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

 

 

The Bible teaches that believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is how you become born again…NOT BAPTISM 

John 3

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

1 Peter 1:23

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

 

From UMC.org on Baptism↓↓↓

“On the other hand, although he affirmed the regenerating grace of infant baptism, he also insisted upon the necessity of adult conversion for those who have fallen from grace. A person who matures into moral accountability must respond to God’s grace in repentance and faith. Without personal decision and commitment to Christ, the baptismal gift is rendered ineffective.

Methodists, along with all the other false protestant denominations, believe in infant baptism and accept the pagan practice of water sprinkling as a sufficient means of baptism.

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— NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE WILL YOU FIND INFANTS BEING BAPTIZED.

— NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE WILL YOU FIND WATER BEING SPRINKLED OR POURED ON THE HEAD FOR BAPTISM.

Baptism is always done by immersion in the Bible. The body is fully dunked in the water and the person comes straightway out of the water because baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

Matthew 3:16-17

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Romans 6:4

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

Colossians 2:12

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

 

John 3:23

23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

 

John baptized in Aenon because there was a lot of water there. If sprinkling or pouring water on someones head is sufficient for baptism then why did John choose a place with much water to baptize people? You don’t need that much water to sprinkle water as these methodists do.

Acts 8:38-39

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

 

— In order to “come up out of the water” you must be fully in the water.

 

The United Methodist Cult has ZERO regard for what the Bible teaches about baptism because every belief they have toward baptism is false and simply not found within the scriptures.


The UMC Women False Preachers

 

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From UMC.org ↓↓↓

“Women clergy serving local congregations have increased by 20 percent to 30 percent in all five U.S. jurisdictions. In each region, 95 percent or more of clergywomen are appointed to local churches, either as senior or associate or assistant pastors.
The most dramatic jump in women serving local church appointments has been among African-American women (from 59 percent 20 years ago to 98 percent of those surveyed). Asian and Asian-American clergywomen serving congregations increased from 65 percent to nearly 100 percent of those participating in the survey.
White clergywomen and racial-ethnic clergywomen leave and later return to local church ministry at about the same rate (17.8 percent versus 17.4 percent), and the rates are similar regardless of the marital status of a clergywomen.
The No. 1 reason women leave local church ministry is to pursue extension ministry (beyond the local church); 22 percent cited that reason for leaving.
The number of women clergy citing “lack of support from the hierarchical system” as their reason for leaving actually increased. The number of racial-ethnic women citing this reason rose from 27 percent 20 years ago to 44 percent in this research.”

 

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

1 Timothy 2:11-14

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1 Timothy 3:1-12

1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

 

Read “Women Preachers?” at — https://truthseekerswebsite.com/2016/08/18/women-preachers/

 


 

 

 

The UMC is very accepting of sodomites and ‘transgenders’ being ordained as bishops.

 

Ruling on gay methodist bishop— http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/church-braces-for-ruling-on-gay-bishop

Openly Gay Bishop At Center Of Controversy In United Methodist Church — http://www.npr.org/2017/05/07/527250431/openly-gay-bishop-at-center-of-controversy-in-united-methodist-church

The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon —https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/06/07/the-united-methodist-church-just-appointed-a-transgender-deacon/?utm_term=.f85818195a88

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Apostasy/methodists.htm

One thought on “Traditions of Men, Built upon Sand: The United Methodist Cult Exposed

  1. I grew up in the UMC. I was baptized and confirmed within the UMC. Yet, something always felt off. Since that time, I’ve fallen away from the UMC.

    I eventually came to the realization and understanding that the UMC doctrine is not dictated by Scripture, as it ought to be. Their doctrine is no longer determined by the Word of God, but rather the whim of man. That I cannot abide, so I left.

    Coming up on 24 years since I left, and I don’t regret it. I’ve since found a good church home in a nondenominational church that adheres to Scripture. I won’t be returning, but I will be praying for all of those people who have been led astray.

    That being said, you’re wrong in one regard. The UMC is not a cult. It’s an apostate church, filled with unholy doctrine, but it most certainly is not a cult.

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