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Methodist

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Uniting Methodist Church

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The Holy Bible is their primary source for Christian doctrine. Biblical authors believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as in God's work of creation, in the pilgrimage of Israel. They also believe in the Holy Spirit and how it effects everyday life.
Their attempt to understand God does begin with each generation or each person. Their faith also does not leap from New Testament time to the present as though nothing could be learned from all Christian people inbetween. They learn from traditions found in many countries, but Scripture remains the same by which all traditions are judged. In their religeous tasks, we examine experience, both personal and throughout the church, to confirm the realities of God's grace declared in the Scripture. The experience is the personal appropriation of God's forgiving and empowering grace. Experience which is authenticated in their own lives the truths revealed in Scripture and illumined in traditon.
Although they recognize that God's revelation and their experiences of God's grace continually exceed the limits of reason, we also believe that conventional religeous work calls for the careful use of reason. By reason they interpret Scripture. By reason they determine whether their Christian witnesses are clear. By reason they ask questions of faith and seek to understand God's action and will.

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Hugo Atkinson