The Methodist branch of Protestant religion traces its roots back to the early 1700s, where it developed in England as a result of the teachings of John Wesley.While studying at Oxford University in England, Wesley, his brother Charles, and several other students formed a Christian group devoted to study, prayer, and helping the underprivileged.
They were labeled "Methodists" as a criticism from fellow students because of the orderly way they used rules and methods to go about their religious affairs. The beginning of Methodism as a popular movement began in 1738.
After returning to England from America, Wesley was bitter, disillusioned and spiritually low.
"GOD HATES FAGS" -- though elliptical -- is a profound theological statement, which the world needs to hear more than it needs oxygen, water and bread. the absolute sovereignty of "GOD" in all matters whatsoever (e.g., Jeremiah , Isaiah 45:7, Amos 3:6, Proverbs 16:4, Matthew , Romans -24, Romans -36, etc.), 2. Better to be a eunuch if the will of God be so, and make sure of Heaven.
the doctrine of reprobation or God's "HATE" involving eternal retribution or the everlasting punishment of most of mankind in Hell forever (e.g., Leviticus ,23, Psalm 5:5, Psalm 11:5, Malachi 1:1-3, Romans -13, Matthew ,23, John -40, 1 Peter 2:8, Jude 4, Revelation 13:8, , , etc.), and 3.
That’s not a risk I was willing to take…It occurred to me that the burden was on me, and not on the Catholic Church, to show why I should remain in the schism with the Church in which my parents baptized me, even as I could think of no incorrigible reason to remain in the schism.1 And secondly, and more importantly, he believes the Protestant Evangelical faith is deficient biblically with respect to its overall teaching on the gospel, justification and salvation.
It is the subject of justification and salvation that Beckwith devotes most of his attention to in his book.the certainty that all impenitent sodomites (under the elegant metaphor of "FAGS" as the contraction of faggots, fueling the fires of God's wrath) will inevitably go to Hell (e.g., Romans -32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Jude 7, etc.). The only lawful sexual connection is the marriage bed. Decadent, depraved, degenerate and debauched America, having bought the lie that It's OK to be gay, has thereby changed the truth of God into a lie, and now worships and serves the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. , because like him, I was baptized and raised Roman Catholic, attending parochial schools through my primary grades and a preparatory school run by a Benedictine monastery throughout my high school years. Beckwith, in my teens I turned away from the Roman Catholic Church and Christianity altogether but was converted in my early twenties and began attending a Protestant Evangelical church.And for the past thirty seven years I have been a committed Evangelical Protestant. Beckwith’s book because he had been President of the Evangelical Theological Society at the time of his decision to revert to the Church of Rome and I was intrigued to learn the reasons that had formed his decision.Dennis Bratcher Palm/Passion Sunday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter or Resurrection Sunday.