A post from a few years ago with John Wesley musings about Hell, muddled Christians, and non-Christians. This sermon is not among his “standard sermons,” so as I understand it is not doctrinal for United Methodists.
Here are two fascinating quotes from one of John Wesley’s later sermons called “On Living Without God.”
I believe the merciful God regards the lives and tempers of men more than their ideas. I believe he respects the goodness of the heart, rather than the clearness of the head; and that if the heart of a man be filled (by the grace of God, and the power of the Spirit) with the humble, gentle, patient love of God and man, God will not cast him into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels, because his ideas are not clear, or because his conceptions are confused. “Without holines,” I own, “no man shall see the Lord;” but I dare not add, “or clear ideas.”
And this about those who are outside “the Christian dispensation”:
I have no authority from the word of God “to judge those that…
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