Faith Wesleyan Church
3501 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805
What do Wesleyans believe about the Bible?
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, the only in- fallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the complete revelation of God's plan for the salvation of man and the divine and final authority for all Christian belief and practice.

What do Wesleyans believe about God?
We believe that God is an Eternal Personal Being of absolute knowledge, power and goodness, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

What do Wesleyans believe about Jesus Christ?
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, free from moral taint of nature, perfect in life and conduct, in His miracles, and in His vicarious death. We believe in His atonement for the whole human race, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension into heaven where at the right hand of God He is now our High Priest and Advocate, and in His bodily return to the earth in His second coming.

What do Wesleyans believe about the Holy Spirit?
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, the third person in the triune God. He is of the same essential nature, majesty, and glory, as the Father and Son. He is the Administrator of grace to all mankind. He is ever present, assuring, preserving, guiding, and enabling the believer.

What do Wesleyans believe about man?
We believe that man was created by God, that he did not evolve from matter or from lower, forms of life; that, because of willful disobedience, he brought upon himself both physical and spiritual death and passed on to all posterity a sinful nature for which he becomes personally responsible to God at the age of accountability.

What do Wesleyans Believe about the way of salvation?
We believe that man's return to God is only through the enabling of the Holy Spirit. We believe that both repentance and faith are conditions for obtaining the new birth. We believe that born-again Christians are called to be cleansed from a remaining sinful nature and filled with the Holy Spirit through a definite confession of inward sinfulness, a presentation of one's self as a living sacrifice, and an obedient faith in the promised cleansing through the atoning blood. It is not, however, the teaching of the church that this cleansing delivers from infirmities, from ignorance, and from mistakes which are common to man. We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness both to the new birth and also to heart cleansing and Spirit fullness, all of which are retained by daily obedience and faith. We believe that evidences of the Spirit's fullness are not the possession of spiritual gifts but rather a life of inward and outward righteousness. We believe that man's return to God from a fallen state is completed in the redemption of the corruptible body at the resurrection of God's people.

What do Wesleyans believe about life after death?
We believe in the conscious existence of the dead, the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, everlasting life of the saved, and everlasting punishment of the wicked.

What do Wesleyans believe about the church?
We believe that the church is God's ordained institution composed of all who believe on Jesus Christ for salvation, among whom the Word of God is preached, divine worship of God is exercised, the means of grace are duly administered, the attitudes toward God and man as exemplified in Jesus Christ are fostered and the solemn obligation of a world- wide gospel witness is faithfully fulfilled.

What do Wesleyans believe about the sacraments?
We believe there are two sacraments: The Lord's Supper administered openly and baptism by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

What do Wesleyans believe about the practice of godly living and separation from the world?
We believe the Bible expressly calls the Christian to a life of righteousness and good works and to a separation from such practices, pleasures, pursuits, and plans as will harm the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, weaken the mind, hinder the testimony for Christ, and hurt the church.

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